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trio 05-21-2014 9:31 AM

Sharing CF & Hull numbers with an out of town buyer?
I'm selling my boat and I have a guy from out of town interested. He is asking for Hull & CF numbers for screening. Is there any danger in sharing that information with a guy that contacted my from Craigslist?


azeus17 05-21-2014 9:44 AM

I assume CF is the registration numbers? My opinion, I don't see the harm. Those are displayed on the side of your boat for anyone to see that wants to see anyway. Same with the hull ID. I am sure he just wants to do an insurance database search or something similar.

trio 05-21-2014 9:53 AM

That's what I figured as well. Thanks Adam.

racer808 05-21-2014 10:16 AM

Banks require the information to approve or pre approve a loan as well. He could just be making sure he can even buy your boat

garveyj 05-21-2014 10:23 AM

I did the same thing last year - got pictures of at least the hull ID just so I could make sure it was legit....there are a ton of fake ads out there, and that is one way to help verify that it is legit.

sprocketeer 05-21-2014 10:24 AM

I have purchased a boat out-of-state before. I had to have a police officer verify the Hull ID numbers before I could register it. They make sure there is nothing wrong, like it was stolen. The officer recommended that I do that before the purchase to protect myself.
Good advice.

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