Damn good!I have a 1976 dimarco runnerbottom. My question is ,is a dimarco acopy of another boat such as hondo kurtis ect. and how good is it. thanks.
George, would the HIN number prefix show the year? Or the suffix? The"never been rigged" Di Marco hull I have has DMBN77xx75. Would that indicate a 77 or a 75?........Any guesses? ..RayThe original Canyons (Wayne Mettler) were the Dimarco molds. They are almost the same as the Hondos, and Coles, of that era. Those hulls are IMHO the narrower style of drag hull, and I consider the wide ones to be names like Kinsvater, Kurtis, Mako.... (similar in many ways) Then you have the Bitz... If you have a 7/8" runnerbottom, it is a VERY GOOD BOAT, and was laid up with the highest quality in workmanship and materials. Dimarco, never cut corners, only the best for all his customers!
OK, so it could be a 75, as it ends in 1075, but it starts with 77, so I guess it's a toss up. Still a good boat if someone wanted to create there set up from scratch. It does have pilot holes for the strut, fin, and rudderbox...as well as a cut out for the prop shaft, .......RayRay, as of 1984 the LAST FOUR DIGITS tell the story. The last two are the 'model year'. The third place from the right end should be a single number, the actual year the hull was laid up. Then the fourth place from the right end should be a letter, and it shows the month of manufacture (A= January, B= Feb...) The first three places are the mfg's "VIN CODE ID" and then there are 'no rules' for the remaining places. (12 total) If I built you a 20' boat today, it would have a VIN like this: FNI20001G910 Prior to 1984, back to 1972 it was still "the last 4" but differently. either "0710" (July 2010) for date of certification, or a convoluted combination of numbers and letters not related to the example above. This seldom used method had a letter then two numbers followed by one single letter at the end. The first letter tells what year (related to the numbers) the hull was actually built. The numbers are the model year, and the last letter is the month the boat was certified. In this case the Months start with A= August, B= September..... YES! It's a mess and NO I don't know what year your boat is. G