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Old 02-06-2003, 12:14 PM
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My Florida boat registration just showed up.
So I'm off to get some hull numbers.

What are the rules? They need to be 4" tall right???

No, I'm not getting them painted on. Just some clean looking black letters.
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The Florida registration number issued to a vessel is permanent and remains with the vessel as long as it is operated or stored in this state, even though its ownership may change.
The registration number issued to an undocumented vessel is to be painted or permanently attached to both sides of the bow (forward half) of the vessel and must be in block letters and numerals at least three inches high. The registration number must read from left to right, must contrast in color with the hull and be maintained in legible condition.

The prefix and suffix must be separated from the numerals by a space equal to the width of the digits, i.e., FL 0001 AB.
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Is that fast enough for ya?
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Here are the reg's for display of numbers:

* The figures are read from left to right.
* They must be displayed on the forward half of each side of the boat.
* Numbers must be in bold, block letters of good proportion.
* Numbers must be not less than three inches high.
* They must be of a contrasting color to the boat hull or background.
* They must be as high above the waterline as practical.
* No number other than the number assigned can be displayed on the forward half of the vessel.
* Letters must be separated from numbers by spaces or hyphens.
* Validation decals must be displayed within six inches of the number displayed on the port side.
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Old 02-06-2003, 12:27 PM
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The boat was last registered in Va. So I have to get new FL numbers. I just couldn't remember the size requirement for the numbers..

I'm off to Target, then Home Depot, and worst case... West Marine.

I'll post what I buy in about an hour when I return to this so called office.... I won't keep you waiting.. I know you're concerned.

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If you can wait a day, check with a local sign shop that does vinyl cut letters. they can make any color or style you want. Can be made to look very sharp, and blend in with the look of your boat. They look less like mailbox letters. cheap too.
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You are going to put block black letters on that Pantera ?

Splurge and get the vinyl letter cut at a shop. At the very least try a green that matches the Pantera eyes on the side of your hull. You are only talking a couple of dollars more.
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Go for the sign shop. You can choose from many fonts & colors and the entire number goes on in one sheet.
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OK Got the letters already.
Yes, I am a cheap A**.
The fine people at Home Depot had some 3" black letters that didn't look too much like MailBox letters.
I figured, for $6.50 I'd put 'em on and see what they look like.

Rest assurred, I'll change them if they look gay.

Hey, I bought a boat that I really can't afford because business is chit. So, I really have to watch hosing off 50 here and there.
I could spend 50 beans on letters, but then I'd really have to skip the run this weekend. Not happenin'.

Anybody in S.E. Florida hiring? I know it's time to change jobs, and buy some sporty letters...

You guys be the judge. I hope to be able to boat to the Miami party at Monty's. You guys say no good, and we'll rip 'em right off.
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I don't know about other states, but here in Fla. all your registration(s) come due on your birthday. Jersey wasn't like that when I lived there. I don't know what it's like now.

Mine just came in the mail.
Lets see..... two trailers, two jet-ski's, two cars and the boat.
Happy birthday to me.
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