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Old 04-04-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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New purchase and I need help.

Hi everyone,
I've recently purchased a 24' Trade Wind Land Yacht. The only number that I could find on it is 249083, but in all of my searches, I can't find a match. The seller isn't sure what year it is. Does this number mean anything to anyone?


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Old 04-04-2011, 07:57 PM   #2
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Does this mean you do not have a title or Bill of Sale for it. If you have way more to work on. Send pictures and some more help will surely pop up.

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Old 04-04-2011, 08:15 PM   #3
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Is the “Tradewind” plate still next to the door?
The serial number is stamped into that plate and can be hard to read at times.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:35 PM   #4
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Sounds like a 59 to me.

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Sounds like a 59 to me.


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I agree. 59 Ohio built Trade Wind.

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Old 04-04-2011, 09:54 PM   #6
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24 means 24 feet, 9 means 1959, 083 means the 83rd to roll out the factory that year. Concatenate and you have 249083. Congratulations, you have a very old Land Yacht.

Where did you find this number?
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The numbers sound right for a '59. Can you post pics.
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Originally Posted by MarkR
Sounds like a 59 to me.

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Mark, quit surfing the forums and go work on your trailer......
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:27 PM   #9
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Thank you everyone for your help! I'll have pics to post soon.

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