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Old 16-03-2016, 15:32   #1
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Documentation Marking Options

We just received our Certificate of Documentation today. Yippee!! I'm trying to decide how I want to permanently fix the number to a "clearly visible interior integral structural part of the vessel".

I considered making a wooden plaque and using an adhesive to bond it to a wooden bulkhead in the salon. I was wondering if anyone else had some interesting ideas? I'd like to use something other than wood. Our boat has a fairly modern interior, so I'm just looking for ideas.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Documentation Marking Options

If the letters are the right size, you can just take vinyl sticky back ones from the hardware store, stick them inside a locker or under settee etc on the hull Then put one layer of thin boat cloth ( say 6" x 24") glassed over them with resin or epoxy. That is acceptable to the CG.
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I placed my doc number in a locker under the salon sole. Vinyl numbers of the correct size and then painted over with a clear coat of epoxy resin. Passed a Spring inspection when the CG Aux did a safety check. Don't forget there a strict requirements for the transom lettering. Alan
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I did a wooden plaque and glued it in the quarterberth. I like being able to see it 'cause I never remember my doc #.
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Re: Documentation Marking Options

I got a signwriter to etch my number into a 2 colored alloy plate. I screwed the plate into the nav station panel (covering a disused VHF hole perfectly). I then put resin in the Phillips head screw slots to make it 'permanent'.

I certainly wasn't going to bugger up an nice part of the saloon!

I have seen people burn it into a bulkhead and just worry about the loss of resale value...

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Mark,
That's sort of my thinking to. I'll probably have something etched into metal and mount it in the tech room with all of the other bits and bobs.
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Mine are painted on in the lazarette in a couple of places, paint job looks like a child did it, came that way and I have left it.
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I got a signwriter to etch my number into a 2 colored alloy plate. I screwed the plate into the nav station panel (covering a disused VHF hole perfectly). I then put resin in the Phillips head screw slots to make it 'permanent'
This is what I did, minus the resin. I probably should do that.
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We just received our Certificate of Documentation today. Yippee!! I'm trying to decide how I want to permanently fix the number to a "clearly visible interior integral structural part of the vessel".

I considered making a wooden plaque and using an adhesive to bond it to a wooden bulkhead in the salon. I was wondering if anyone else had some interesting ideas? I'd like to use something other than wood. Our boat has a fairly modern interior, so I'm just looking for ideas.

Thanks in advance.

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The number doesn't have to be in the saloon so you don't need to worry about it looking good. It can be in the engine compartment, storage area, bilge, etc.

The PO of my boat engraved it on a piece of wood and glued it to a stringer in the bilge. Works for me and the USCG.
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vinyl letters and varnish
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We had a brass plaque engraved

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I have seen people burn it into a bulkhead and just worry about the loss of resale value...
You're Australian. If you sell the boat to another Australian, he simply changes the registration to his name and keeps the same registration number. So that number burned permanently into the bulkhead still holds.

That is the recommended way to do it.
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