Thank you for the recount of your experiences and the photo
I went out to the boat today to look for places to fix the markings. (The marina is still frozen solid and it was -6 to 2 C.) There is no practical place to put the marking in the engine
room. There was room in the stern locker and port lazerrette. There is room in the midships bulkhead.
There is plenty of room behind the cushions
but I did not consider it until reading D&D s comments when I got home. Our cabin
has a lot of brass fittings so we are going to have nice brass plate engraved and fix it to the midship bulkhead. My daughter thinks it would look good.
Update on the process: I also went to visit the Duluth US Coast Guard office to ask them about the requirements for a cruising permit
. The first two officers had never heard of a cruising permit
. The third had heard of one but had never been asked about one before. "We don't see many foreign flagged vessels around here." He took my phone
number and said he would get back to me in day or two. They were professional and I think they appeciated the advance notice.