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1970Columbia34 02-01-2007 02:13 PM

Boat Name Size
I am looking at getting our boat name made up and wondering how tall the letters should be for the name? and home port? Any Ideas? Thanks.

About our boat name we have decided to call our boat Amorita II. We got the name from a 100 sailboat my great grandfather sailed on in the 1911 Chicago To Machinaw Race. The won the race with a Time of 31 Hours and 14min. They held the record for the fastest time up until 1987. They won the race by have 80mph+ plus winds. That year 4 of the 11 boats entered in the race either quit or ran ashore.

I hope sailing runs in the family....

PBzeer 02-01-2007 02:23 PM

If Coast Guard docutmented the name must be at least 4" letters while the home port must be 3". I don't know if Michigan has any regulations on the matter, but if they did would expect that would have to equal the USCG ones.

camaraderie 02-01-2007 02:27 PM

Assuming you have more than enough room to do the name 4" should try to use most of the transom width and then maintain the 4:3 ratio between name and home port below. The site has a nice interactive application that lets you see what it would look like with different type styles, curves, shading etc....did ours using this and I was happy with the results:

cockeyedbob 02-01-2007 02:49 PM

Primo! Erste classe!

Idiens 02-01-2007 03:11 PM

On this side of the pond we have a new rule, the name and the registration number have to be on both bow and stern. So "Jonathan-Livingston B748690" is going to reach admidships.

Cruisingdad 02-01-2007 03:40 PM


Beautiful boat. Isn't that a Catalina 42? And all that talk about Catalinas... you should be ashamed.

- CD

sailortjk1 02-01-2007 03:53 PM

We used high quality vinyl graphics on our boat. The graphic designer was able to the artwork and show us on his computer with a model what
Our finished product would look like. We changed it and tweaked it until we got what we wanted in the price range we wanted.

You should be able to do the same; we worked with somebody out of St. Claire Shores.

A lot of people nowadays; especially the boats with the swim platforms, are opting to place the name on either side of the hull near the stern, the size is as big as you're freeboard allows.

Than a smaller one is placed somewhere on the transom along with the homeport.

camaraderie 02-01-2007 04:06 PM

CD...You know I love catalinas...but they don't make a center cockpit model! <g>

Cruisingdad 02-01-2007 04:59 PM

Cam... Morgans...

HAHA!! Just kidding Cam. I would have bought a Tayana over that too!!

T34C 02-01-2007 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by Cruisingdad

Beautiful boat. Isn't that a Catalina 42? And all that talk about Catalinas... you should be ashamed.

- CD

Looks more like Nimitz class to me!!:D

Our name is 6" letters w/ 3.5" home port. Can be seen if you click on my public profile.

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