What sail number should she have? Determining
the sail number for your Mutiuneer is not a clear cut process, unless
of course you have a new Nickles Mutineer! The following is a
conversation with Gib Charles. Gib is a many time Class National
Champion and Class Historian:
I like sail numbers that indicate the relative age of the boat, or
generation. The hull numbers don’t always do that. (Wellcraft started
all over again, and I was told they numbered all the sailboats that came
out of their factory in sequence, not just each model. It looks like
TMI started over with 101XX.) I picked sail number 515 for my 1983
Wellcraft because that was the actual hull number (WEL D 0515 M83B-15).
Now I wish I had numbered it #5515, the 5XXX indicating a generation.
Correlating somewhat with what we see in the database on the Yahoo site, I’d suggest:
|Texas Marine International (TMI)
The Chrysler and TMI sail numbers in the database share 4300 –
4600, so it’s hard to draw a line between those generations, but going
forward I would suggest 4500 as a generational division of sail numbers.
Nickels was deliberate in starting over with a new “thousand” that we were confident hadn’t been used before.