Registration numbers on an inflatable - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
Old 08-07-2009
nereussailor's Avatar
Coastal Traveler
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vero Beach, Florida
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
nereussailor is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to nereussailor
Registration numbers on an inflatable

I store my inflatable deflated most of the time. What is the best method of putting registration numbers on an Achillies hypalon inflatable so they don't come off ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 08-07-2009
SVCarolena's Avatar
Pearson 303
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 410
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SVCarolena is on a distinguished road
We use the plastic registration boards for the numbers (available at almost any marine store). I have them attached to the line that runs from the bow down the side of the boat with reusable zip ties (the kind with the little levers so they can be removed and reused). However, I've found that they can even remain attached when the boat is deflated and folded and they don't get in the way. The other option is to use lettering that is specially made for inflatbles, but I've noticed that even those start to fall off in short time; and the registration stickers never stay on more than a few days.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 08-07-2009
T37Chef's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,457
Thanks: 74
Thanked 42 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 9
T37Chef will become famous soon enough
I second what Carolena these:
Boat Registration Kit Product Display

Don't use the paint on ones, I did and wish I hadn't

Shawn & the crew of S/V Windgeist

1982 Tartan 37 CB - Hull #358

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 08-07-2009
JimsCAL's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Posts: 2,669
Thanks: 2
Thanked 60 Times in 55 Posts
Rep Power: 9
JimsCAL is on a distinguished road
Check to make sure that your state permits boards that are removable. Some don't. And you may have a problem when cruising to a state that doesn't. The Dept. of Homeland Security doesn't like them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 08-07-2009
nk235's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Long Island
Posts: 404
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
nk235 is on a distinguished road
This is one of those areas that drives me crazy. We registered our dink just like you are supposed to but the damn reg stickers and numbers don't stay on for anything especially after deflating and inflating. Finally we just said screw it and wrote the numbers on with a big black marker and the one remaining reg sticker (other when fell off for good) we just stuck on the wooden transom. I know it is technically not legal but comon what am I supposed to do? It is a damn blow up dink afterall.
Morgan 323
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
registration numbers are ugly, do I really need them? redstripesailor Gear & Maintenance 15 04-16-2009 10:45 PM
How do I remove old reg. numbers from my inflatable? daren23 Gear & Maintenance 5 02-22-2008 02:31 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:40 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.