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Old 29-04-2014, 06:38   #1
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Dinghy Registration Sticker

What to do with it? Registration I guess I can spray paint or something (Hypalon boat), but what do you do with the sticker?
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Re: Dinghy registration sticker

I had good luck with using a felt tip magic marker to blacken in the square to which I then stuck the registration sticker to my Achilles. Also used the magic marker to stensil in the registration numbers.
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Re: Dinghy registration sticker

I used paint for the numbers. I used to stick registration sticker on the stern, but now I just keep it in the dry dinghy bag along with the registration document.
I know the sticker is supposed to be on the port bow, but it just won't stay on.
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Old 29-04-2014, 07:21   #4
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I know the sticker is supposed to be on the port bow, but it just won't stay on.
All I can find is on the port bow within 6" of the registration numbers, I can't find any kind of 'official" guidance for an inflatable boat, but there has to be some kind of answer, there are thousands if not more inflatable boats in Fl. alone.
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Re: Dinghy registration sticker

For my Avon Redcrest, I put one sticker on the fiberglass motor mount, and keep the other one in a ziploc with my boat documentation. Numbers were painted on the hypalon with a stencil kit with ink from West Marine. Still readable after 16 years and a zillion rollups. Never been questioned.
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Re: Dinghy registration sticker

Scrounge up a rectangular piece of acrylic or other plastic. Put the registration numbers and sticker on it, then attach the board to the boat with small line or zip ties. There are usually some handles or other other hardware that you can attach to so that the board hangs on the outside of the tubes.
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Or....REGISTRATION NUMBERS FOR BOATS - Product Description
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The acrylic, plastic or wood board holds the numbers and stickers well. But it is easily stollen. That is a problem in some areas even in SoCal.


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I'd like to second that! A quality, permanent solution. They even added an extra space for my California "mussel" stickers when I requested it.
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All I can find is on the port bow within 6" of the registration numbers, I can't find any kind of 'official" guidance for an inflatable boat, but there has to be some kind of answer, there are thousands if not more inflatable boats in Fl. alone.

Our two-year registration sticker actually stays on our hypalon -- usually for 2 years, and it's even better if we don't ever deflate the dinghy during that period. The actual number "decals" have lasted 3 years so far, seem to be fine.

Apparently removable number/sticker boards are no longer legal here, so folks have been scrambling to figure out replacements.

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Re: Dinghy Registration Sticker

I always made placards of plastic (they sell registration # placards for big boats) I put the sticker and reg numbers on those and they clipped onto the dingy. On the ropes on the inflatable. Once you leave the states you may not need them at all.
When I bought a new dingy down island I just kept the placards for that!
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I'd like to second that! A quality, permanent solution. They even added an extra space for my California "mussel" stickers when I requested it.
What do you do when it's time for the next sticker? That page says this number with sticker is glued onto the dingy. Do you just glue your new sticker over the old one? What glue does it use (it says glue not included)?
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Just put the sticker on with contact cement. Renewal stickers will stick to the first one.
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Re: Dinghy Registration Sticker

I have found that the "authorities" make exceptions on the location of the tag if it is difficult to put in the proscribed spot (bow etc.). One way I have seen is to put it on the motor transom after you thoroughly clean and degrease the surface and then paint over it with resin. This is pretty permanent though and guess you would have to put the next one over it like you do annual car plate stickers. I would think it would stick well without the resin if you clean the surface well enough and put it where something doesn't rub on it. The stickers are supposed to survive the harsh elements on the bow of boats. We don't have to register dinks with motors less then 10hp - which is why there are 9.9hp motors.
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