The Handbook of Missouri Boating Laws and Responsibilities
The Official Boating Handbook of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division - Web Version
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The Hull Identification Number (HIN) is a unique, 12-digit number assigned by the manufacturer to vessels built after 1972. Hull Identification Numbers distinguish one vessel from another and are engraved in the fiberglass or on a metal plate attached to the transom. If the HIN is missing or non-existent, such as with a home-built vessel, apply to the MDOR for an identification number.