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Old 16-04-2013, 17:55   #31

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Re: Displaying the Boat's Name

Originally Posted by rnelson010 View Post
I understand that for a USCG rgistered boat that all letters in the name and hailing port should be 4 inches high. If this doesn't really fit where I want it, am I crazy to go a little shorter? My capital letters would be 4 inches tall but not my lowercase letters. Am I asking for a big fine?

I would not play games with Coast Guard Regulations. Look at some of the online print places. The letters have to be 4" high, but is there any reg about how wide they are? Maybe you can use 4" skinnier letters.

I know I've seen places online where you can have name decals made for your boat. I recall a lot of font options, too.

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Old 16-04-2013, 17:56   #32
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Re: Displaying the Boat's Name

Technically, yes, if USCG "documented" the letters must be 4 inches high, though I don't recall ever hearing of anyone fined for too-small letters.

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Old 16-04-2013, 18:00   #33
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Re: Displaying the Boat's Name

I put the name on the bottom of my dink 3 Years it is still in good shape
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Old 16-04-2013, 18:14   #34
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Re: Displaying the Boat's Name

I believe easily legible block lettering is prudent. I was also taught that a name should be no more than two syllables for ease of pronunciation and radio communication reception. My present aquisition, "Pemadumcook" will be renamed to a name I can pronounce. If I can't say it properly and easily I do not expect other's to be able either.

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