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Old 17-11-2009, 14:58   #1
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'Marking' a Catamaran for Australian Register

Hi there,

I have a Seawind 1160 GRP Catamaran which I'm currently putting onto the Australian Register. I'm up to the stage of marking the boat.

The Marking and Carving Note specifies that I have to have the Official Number, LOA, Boat name, and Home Port on a permanent plate, with letters 100mm high. The plate has to be mounted on a main beam under the top deck.

How do other Aussie's manage this? Do you use a plate? Do you stick with the 100mm height requirement? Where is it mounted?
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Old 17-11-2009, 17:24   #2
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My experience with Aussie registration (2 boats in the 30 ft range) is that they are sensible when it comes to the marking aspects (strange I know ). The rules are written for shipping so can't always be complied with to the letter of the law for yachts.

What you do need to comply with is the intent (or spirit) of the rules. The marking has to permanently attached to the vessel, easily readable and located in an obvious position.

I have used a engraved stainless steel plate (about 6" x 4") with 1" lettering and screwed / glued on the first main bulkhead in the saloon. The screw heads were ground back to remove the slot - sort like a rivet in appearance.

Everyone (?) seemed perfectly OK with the marking but the truth be told, only the guy signing the marking compliance ever cares about it. Customs just glanced at it when leaving/arriving etc.
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