Local Registration Number Maker?

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Local Registration Number Maker?

Post by FishingFool » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:18 pm

There's plenty of online vendors but looking for someone local so I can get it right away since I need it. ](*,)
Just got my plates and tab, so 1 month. And now my temp tag is expired, so I cant order my numbers online.

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Re: Local Registration Number Maker?

Post by rseas » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:32 pm

I've used these guys a few times. One day turn, lots of options and excellent workmanship.

https://boatletteringtoyou.com/lettering/

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Re: Local Registration Number Maker?

Post by FishingFool » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:34 pm

rseas wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:32 pm
I've used these guys a few times. One day turn, lots of options and excellent workmanship.

https://boatletteringtoyou.com/lettering/
I want them by Monday.

I guess I'll just go the individual letters and numbers route. What's the coast guard guide line for these?

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Re: Local Registration Number Maker?

Post by Amx » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:13 am

3" bold, contrasting with the boat color.

https://www.boatus.com/boatgraphics/usc ... ements.asp
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Re: Local Registration Number Maker?

Post by hewesfisher » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:07 am

FishingFool wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:34 pm
I guess I'll just go the individual letters and numbers route.
What I did. Note the reference AMX posted. WA does require boat registration sticker be placed specifically as described with information accompanying stickers.
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Re: Local Registration Number Maker?

Post by rseas » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:28 am

When you get the registration decals there are instructions on the back of the card.

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Re: Local Registration Number Maker?

Post by FishingFool » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:45 am

Found this on WA's site for anyone else.

https://www.dol.wa.gov/forms/420082.pdf

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Re: Local Registration Number Maker?

Post by FishingFool » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:51 pm

I bought a set of Shoreline numbers and letters decals.

I was a bit hesitant to go this route bc I didn't think I could line things up and make it look good.

It went pretty easy once I found a process that worked for me. I saw a youtube video of the guy removing the backing of just the number/letter and then lining up each block on the hull and pressing the stuck on number/letter onto the hull and removing the surrounding,

Well this technique didn't work for me bc I couldn't remove the backing cleanly.

I looked at the side of my hull where I would attach the numbers. Looked at what I would use to align them. Decided I'll use the bottom of the tunnel to align. About 3/8" below it.
Started on port side with the W. I removed the letter completely. This was a big mistake lol. So many close edges. Made it hard to line up and prevent sticking together but I managed to get it on cleanly. Got to the next letter and decided to peel the top 1/3 of the letter, then fold the backing. This allowed me to use the side edges of the block to align vertically too.

Looking over the work, I can tell it's not 100% perfect but it's good enough for government work.

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Re: Local Registration Number Maker?

Post by hewesfisher » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:13 am

I use masking tape for a reference line, but I did stickers/decals for years when still punching the clock as a bodyman.
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Re: Local Registration Number Maker?

Post by kokanator » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:49 am

Cut out your numbers/letters. Arrange on table how you want them. Run masking tape over the top of the arrangement until it is entirely covered like a sheet of masking tap over the numbers and letters. You can now lift the masking tape up with the letters attached, turn over and remove the adhesive backing and any remaining non letter vinyl pieces ( called weeding ).

Take this masking tape and letter contraption and adhere to the side of the boat. Burnish to make the letters stick to the boat and slowly remove the masking tape. Your done.

Better yet. Go to any sign shop and have them cut the letters and create this for you. This way you can choose the font and color(s) you want.

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