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  1. #11
    Pardon my noob-atry, but what does "HIN non-compliant" mean, and/or where can I read about that?

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    Moderator Socal's Avatar
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    Surf City, USA
    Simply means the original GP HIN does not comply with a new numbering system your politicians put into law. Search the site for HIN registration. Binford posted a process to renew your registration without adding a new ID plaque. ��
    "Freedom is a well armed lamb" Benjamin Franklin

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    Port Orchard, Wash.
    That’s right. To be in compliance, the HIN can only be 12 characters long. With the -9 suffix on yours, it is often recorded (on the title & registration) as 13 characters, thus appearing to be out of compliance. The WA DOL solution is to issue you a new HIN and have you pay someone to make two plaques of it and permanently affix it to your boat. A pain.

    If your paperwork includes the 9 (13 digits total), then show them a picture of the HIN and explain that the dash [-] before the last digit makes it a suffix, and not part of the actual HIN. So it actually IS in compliance and they should make the correction and reissue your title & registration.

    And if any DOL representative argues with you otherwise, take it to a different one. Because it absolutely IS in compliance.
    -- Tim Taylor

    1979 Glasply 21-foot I/O Overnighter w/ 5.0L Volvo-Penta duoprop (Cardinal)
    1980 Glasply 19-1/2 foot hardtop cuddy w/ a fresh Mercruiser 470 (formerly Chopstick) SOLD!
    1980 Glasply 19-1/2 foot hardtop cuddy, soon to be with kf7gth (Chopstick II)
    1982 Glasply 16-foot runabout w/ 50hp Mercury OB (JV Junior)
    1986 Glasply 8-1/2 foot dinghy (presently unpowered & unnamed) SOLD!
    1978 Glasply 19-1/2 foot runabout w/ Mercruiser 470 (Beer Goggles)

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  4. #14
    Thank you for the clarification.

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