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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

Boat Pick- same as in our avatar here,
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We have about 30 of other peoples....including wingnwings


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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

Good idea. I should get some.

You could consider your MMSI number too, but I'm not sure I would want every acquaintance hailing me on DSC. Fielder's choice.


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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

I made some on my computer and home printer with some business card paper/cardstockmfrom the office supply store. Allowed me to play around with the design and print a reasonable number at a time (about 30) rather than 500 or 1000, which is overkill for my needs.

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We use them mainly when inviting friends up for the first time or new acquaintances to stop and see us some time in the future.

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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

So How big are the cards? Are they the same size as business cards or bigger?

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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

Ours are business card sized.. as are most we've seen/been given.

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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

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Oh, the way to not make them pompous: don't make them double-sided with full-color photos of your boat at sunset, curlicue illegible lettering, and something self-important like "circumnavigator" or "liveaboard since 1925" under your name. Just the info that someone would really use. The rest of your expertise should speak for itself.
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Yep, like others, we carry the cards. I guess the only thing we do different is i put them in my phone contacts with boat names. We don't keep the cards. Way too many. Just makes it easier to pull up later.
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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

Another vote in favor. Ours are business card sized, with line drawing, contact info, as posted several times above.

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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

I don't have one, but have received a few. I like the ones with a picture of the boat where you can read the name/graphics. Once I get my boat re-lettered maybe I'll get some.

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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

Thank you all for your opinions.

I've printed up a few using card stock. I hope they're not too ostentatious!

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Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

We've collected so many while heading down the ICW this year, and they're really helpful to have. We've actually met people, have them give us their card, find them again a few hundred miles down the road and have to go back to their card for information such as names that we've forgotten.

I definitely think they're worthwhile. In fact, when I'm home visiting my parents next week and letting them spoil me with things I don't normally allow myself to purchase (like boat cards), I'll probably have some printed up so we can hand them out when we start traveling again.


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