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Just picked up my new Lund and need to put my registration numbers on the hull. Since I payed quite a bit for her, I figured I would look into lettering that with match the font and contrast nicely with the coloring of the hull. I have been told that sign companies can make one sticker that you can add vs. the individual letters and numbers. Any suggestions?

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There schould be one right in your neibor hood, just check the yellow page's. Welcome to CLF. :)2 Also look it up in the search section on the top of the header. :)2
 

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If you can't find what you want local, like fishead suggested, pick up some boating magazines. In the back I have seen ads that say they will make you a decal with what you need on it. Then you just peel off the back and stick it on
 
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Just do a google search for custom boat numbering; Plenty of hits; Here's one:

http://www.signspecialist.com/lettering/boatnumbers.html

Just a reminder that boat numbers are to be in contrast to the boats color or you may get a ticket.

From the Coast Guard regs:

The manner in which numbers are to be displayed on vessels is prescribed
under Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 173.27. The basic
tenets of the regulation are, the numbers must

1) be painted on or permanently attached to both sides of the
forward half of the vessel,
2) be in plain vertical block characters of not less than 3 inches
in height,
3) contrast with the color of the background and be distinctly
visible and legible,
4) have spaces or hyphens that are equal in width to a letter or
number other than "I" or "1" between the letter and number
groupings, and
5) read from left to right.

There are exemptions and exceptions for vessels operated by dealers for
the purposes of demonstration, and for vessels due to their construction
that cannot fully comply with the regulations as written.

The following is program guidance for applying the basic tenets as
outlined.

The numbers must be painted on or permanently attached to both sides of
the forward half of the vessel. Generally numbers are applied to the
hull, but this is not required. Numbers may be applied to the super-
structure or cabin sides, provided the placement is still on the forward
half of the vessel. Self-adhesive numbers are accepted as permanently
attached. Numbers may also be placed on placards or plates, and then
bolted or screwed in place. Plates or placards may not be attached to
removable stanchions or rails, nor may numbers be placed on glass
windows, as they are not considered permanent attachment points.

Numbers and letters must be in plain vertical block characters of not
less than 3 inches in height. They must be of a single color, not
outlined, shadowed, or rounded, and appear in the manner as illustrated:
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. I failed to include that I live in Chicago near O'Hare.

I have a black hull and the boat also has red/grey pin-striping that extends to the bow. I was thinking of grey lettering but have to decide if the lettering will overlay the pin-striping or if I could fit the letters below it. Grey on black should provide contrast?

Thanks again

Mully
 
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