Need help on putting boat numbers on new boat. Need help on putting boat numbers on new boat.
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    Need help on putting boat numbers on new boat.
from Scoot (  
1/18/2001 10:42:00 AM


 I have a brand new boat and I need to know laws and where exactly to put the numbers at. I know the general area, but don't know exactly what the law is on boat numbers. Any info on this subject would be appreciated.

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   location of boat #'s from tha BassRustler (  1/18/2001 11:16:00 AM
 Scott when you get your texas registration sticker in the mail from tpwd it will have the location in dimensions on the back of the sticky side. The tpwd website says that placement of decals is AFT of the registration number as required by the Texas Parks and Wildlife but doesnt mention any dimensions. Im glad I waited till I got my stickers to put on the #'s I woulda screwed it up.. I cant remember offhand what it is supposed to be

tha BassRustler

   Numbers-letters from FID  1/18/2001 12:56:00 PM
 The numbers and letters must be at least 3" high,the color must be contrasting to the hull. The letters must be seperated from the numbers by the width of a number or letter not including the number one or the letter I..

   Please no from Floyd (  1/18/2001 1:21:00 PM
 Since you just paid all that money for a new boat and the factory workers tried to get everything straight dont't go to Wal-Mart and buy black or white mailbox letters&numbers then put them on sloping downhill. Bass-Pro and others sell nice metalflake letters&numbers and take some time installing. Because I might be the guy a few years down the road your trying to sell your boat to. Congrats on the new ride.

   Actually, I use... from Ken/Dallas  1/18/2001 2:18:00 PM
 ...those Wally World mailbox numbers (installed neat and straight). They don't look sexy or kool, but you can see them well anytime and the reflectivity improves visibility to other boats at dawn, dusk and especially for night fishin'.




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   the best thing to do from joe (  1/18/2001 3:31:00 PM
 Is go to a sign shop...usually for 20 bucks they will do them any size, font, color you want...put them on a transfer paper and give them to you...takes a two minutes to put them on and they are perfectly straight

   Try FastSigns or a Screenprinter for nice looking #s from FishCounter  1/18/2001 3:34:00 PM
 If you are in the metroplex area Fastsigns (they have several locations) makes the decals in different colors & print styles that are prespaced and easy to install. I believe I gave $25 or so 2 years ago for a set of #s and they look real good on the boat.

   Numbers to match from Kyle (  1/18/2001 3:39:00 PM
 I took my boat to our local airport and the shop owner makes computer graphic decals on laminate. They match the factory scheme perfectly. Worth the money. Try to find a local body shop or something similar.

   Joe and Fishcounter hit the nail on the head... from John in Tennessee  1/18/2001 4:54:00 PM
 be sure and have the sign shop tell you how to use warm soapy water and a credit card to put them on straight

   My dealer supplied them... from Glenn  1/18/2001 8:18:00 PM
 They took care of all the registration, and ordered the numbers on a transfer sheet, in matching colors, and gave them to me when the plates came in for the trailer. Not only are they on nice and straight, they match the boat perfectly. check with your dealer...


   Sign shoppe from GeorgeMc (  1/19/2001 2:05:00 PM
 Hey Scoot, I carried my Triton to a Killeen sign shoppe and for $27 they cut and installed them. At about a buck apeice from Wally World not much difference in price. They look real nice and match the boat trim colors. Plus, I didn't have to worry about drawing straight lines and such.

   Reg numbers from captharv (  1/19/2001 4:19:00 PM
 Mr. Fid above gave the legal requirements. I would like to amend them with this: readable from 100' with an unaided eye (no binoks). The way that it works is that IF the waterborne fuzz can not read the numbers, they will stop you. Whether or not you get a ticket or warning, he will check ALL your safety equipment for compliance. The bad numbers is called "probable cause" and gives him the right to do this. The mailbox letters, if contrasting, are of block design, readable from 100',etc may not be the coolest looking around, but they will not attract attention from The Man. and, don't forget the proper placement for the state decal, too.



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