I recently bought a 85 carrera elite open bow from a guy in ca and had it shipped to me in illinois. Now that the boat is here I noticed there is no hull id # stamped on the transom. Is there somewhere else that it may be? It dosent look like there was ever anything there. If someone removed and re gelled the transom they did one hell of a job. He received and cashed the check and faxed me a bill of sale with a hull number on march 25 and said he mailed the title that day. After 2 weeks of no title in the mail I called him and he said he went down to the ups store he mailed it from and for whatever reason they hadn't sent it off. Said they refunded his money and sent it off that day, that will be two weeks ago this weds and still no title. So now I have a boat sitting in my garage that I can't find a hull number on and have no title for. Im hoping that the hull number is on it somewhere. I can't imagine he'd give me a bill of sale signed by him for a stolen boat, it would be way too easy to prove where I got it from, not to mention text messsges, emails and pics from him I have to prove where it came from. But either way, I'm starting to get pretty worried that I might have gotten screwed. Anyone know of where else it might be or maybe a legit reason there would be no number? Really dosent look like the transom has been replaced either.