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Thanks Trevor, I think you are right on both counts. As I said in my previous reply if we can identify the jurisdiction the plate refers to we could save people difficulties in getting their registered tonnage.
On 20 October 2021 at 09:43 Trevor Lusty <trevlusty@...> wrote:
Years ago it was also called a carving mark, when the official registration number along with the registered tonnage were literally carved into a structural member of the vessel in a manner that they couldn't be tampered with or altered. The 24/100 is the registered tonnage measured in 100ths which relate to volume in cubic feet rather than tons weight. I think that the ratio was something like one imperial ton was the equivalent of 100 cubic feet of volume.
I vaguely remember Martin Bandy, who was the Amel UK representative explaining this to me when I bought my SM and a new plate had to be fitted. Typically Amel, Bandy never had a written formal contract, simply a gentleman's agreement to sell their boats.
If the second plate is in a similar format, is it possible that your boat got registered in a different country at some point by a new owner, hence the second plate in the engine room?