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New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

Post by Mark Christensen » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:56 pm

I'm digging to find the ownership history of my boat. I have the hull number. Here is the rundown so far:

1961 24' Chris Craft Sportsman
Hull Number: CUA-24-0007C
Hull Card says boat was originally delivered to Chicago, IL
- Title Search in North Carolina (where I bought the boat) showed me the owner before me purchased the boat in 1992
- The boat was previously on Lake Winnepesaukee, NH. New Hampshire title records are not publicly available so they will not let me do a registration or title search on the boat. Does anybody know a loophole around this? I've hit a dead end at this point.

Much appreciated!

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Re: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

Post by drrot » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:05 pm

Ask them how to submit a request under the freedom of information act.
Jim Staib
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1929 Chris-Craft 26' #898 http://www.finewoodboats.com/1929%20Chris26.htm
1929 Chris-Craft 28' #3107 http://www.finewoodboats.com/1929%20Chris28.htm
1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1959 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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Re: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

Post by Mark Christensen » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:20 pm

That's brilliant. Not sure if it will work, but I'll definitely try! It says it can't force them to do research. I wonder if they'll just give me a dump of all boat registration information they have over the years. It'd probably be easier if they just looked up the hull number. :)
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Re: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

Post by mbigpops » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:53 am

You could contact someone in the New Hampshire club and see if the previous owner was a member.

neacbs.org

Good luck !

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Re: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

Post by Mark Christensen » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:03 am

That's the problem, I don't have a name unfortunately.
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Re: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

Post by drrot » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:20 am

I have ACBS directories back to 1986 if you want to stop by and search them.
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1929 Chris-Craft 26' #898 http://www.finewoodboats.com/1929%20Chris26.htm
1929 Chris-Craft 28' #3107 http://www.finewoodboats.com/1929%20Chris28.htm
1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1959 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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Re: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

Post by Mark Christensen » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:33 am

Jim,
Would you consider looking in one of the pre 1992 directories under Alphabetical Boat Builder Listings - Chris Craft - 1961 - Sportsman, and see if any of them are located in New Hampshire? I'll buy you a beer.... :)
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Re: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

Post by drrot » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:56 pm

Not that organized back then. Goes by state or boat manufacturer. No further breakdown. That will be one COLD beer please :D
Jim Staib
www.finewoodboats.com

1929 Chris-Craft 26' #898 http://www.finewoodboats.com/1929%20Chris26.htm
1929 Chris-Craft 28' #3107 http://www.finewoodboats.com/1929%20Chris28.htm
1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1959 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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Re: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

Post by Ed Andrews » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:33 pm

drrot wrote:Not that organized back then. Goes by state or boat manufacturer. No further breakdown. That will be one COLD beer please :D
ONLY ONE?
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Re: New Hampshire Boat Title/Registration Research

Post by Mark Christensen » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:06 pm

Be quiet Ed!!
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