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Looks nice but you are kind a missing the "NO" that is required to proceed the numerals. Had one on my last boat without the 'NO' and the CG would not pass it on inspection for a safety sticker which the marina requires.

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From the USCG website: "The official number assigned to documented vessels, preceded by the abbreviation "NO." must be marked in block-type Arabic numerals at least three inches high on some clearly visible interior structural part of the hull. The number must be permanently affixed so that alteration, removal, or replacement would be obvious and cause some scarring or damage to the surrounding hull area."

I complied with this requirement by affixing 3" vinyl letters of the official number to the inside of the hull behind a settee back. I covered the lettering with epoxy and fiber glass "so that alteration, removal, or replacement would be obvious and cause some scarring".
When we purchased a Lord Nelson 35 (our boat for cruising) the documentation number was plastic stick on letters in the anchor locker with resin over that.
The CG said NIX, so I used an engraving tool in the same spot to grind it into the fiberglass locker.

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I have to wonder if ANYTHING could be done to fiberglass that couldn't be altered and leave no evidence of the alteration.

Of course, I'm not that good at matching colors but I know there are those who are.
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Well if you just want simple, I put press-on vinyl lettering in the anchor locker and glassed over them.

I hope you put them on upside down so the inspector can read then when on his hands and knees with his head shoved into your anchor locker. Or do you expect the midget to get in there? Give him a polishing rag and he can be useful down there

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Has anyone actually had anyone come aboard and inspect their number????????????????????


I never have.

But I have seen a lot of boats screw the inside with a burnt in number on an exposed beam.

It really makes the boat hard to see if they want to register it in another country and change the number.

And looks terrible.

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When we purchased a Lord Nelson 35 (our boat for cruising) the documentation number was plastic stick on letters in the anchor locker with resin over that.
The CG said NIX
Wow. This is a common approach. The requirement is to make it apparent a number has been modified. Glassing over numbers is pretty hard to change or remove without it being apparent.

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I hope you put them on upside down so the inspector can read then when on his hands and knees with his head shoved into your anchor locker. Or do you expect the midget to get in there?
You can see my numbers standing on deck with the hatch open. If you're taller than me (5'10") you might have to hunch over a little. Big locker, big hatch.

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Has anyone actually had anyone come aboard and inspect their number?
Nope.
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Has anyone actually had anyone come aboard and inspect their number????????????????????


I never have.

But I have seen a lot of boats screw the inside with a burnt in number on an exposed beam.

It really makes the boat hard to see if they want to register it in another country and change the number.

And looks terrible.
Yes, every year during the USCG safety inspection and we have had them looked at during customs check in

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