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Hailing Port Question

I am in the process of putting name and hailing port on our boat.

I have decided to document it also (it was documented before, so it is easy to do).

The USCG says hailing port should be in 4 inch letters- Should I make it all caps 4 inches high? I would like to make it in caps and lower case, but then the lowercase letters would not be 4" high, so I am assuming that is not an option.

Is this correct? Just doublechecking, Thanks-

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I can't recall seeing a mix of caps and lowercase on a sailing port.

That said, What (if any) penalties are there for not following the "rules". A little civil disobedience is good once in a while, hint hint.
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I'm 99% sure you can go with 4" capital then smaller lower case for your Home port name, I see it all the time
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I've seen them in upper and lower case... as long as the CAP height is 4", you should be alright.
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The requirement is that all letters are 4" high. Nevertheless, I don't think Homeland Security will be out looking for you if you don't do all caps.
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