Post By: Buck_Wheat Posted: 5/24/2019 10:42:19 AMPoints: 445
I'm looking for the best way to affix registration numbers to a PVC inflatable. Last year i put them on a thin piece of plastic and zip tied them to the rope around the top but that doesn't work very well.
has anyone found success with a method that would allow expand and contract? Stencil and marker?
I'm going to CPW office today to see if they will allow me to mount to my Honda 2hp but I don't hold out much hope.
Hey I have that same exact inflatable boat as you. I run a 2.5 Suzuki kicker on the transom and can do about 5.5 MPH top speed! I've never actually tried the rowing bit, how does it work in that capacity? Been thinking about taking it down a river. This is what I used for the the registration numbers, kinda pricey I know but probably the best way to make it "permanent".
The CPW won’t even ask about the motor. I put gas on the pontoon. As you know the motor at 29lbs is half of the batteries weight. Plus It took 6 outings to use 1 gallon of fuel. The letters are your choice. I went with easy and just hang a placard over the oar towers.
since I asked for your advice I thought it would be beneficial to post what I did and what is going well. I purchased from ACE Hardware
Hy-Ko 3 in. Card Stock Letters Stencil 6 each 4.99 C.H. Hanson Sure-Point White Valve Tip Paint Marker 1 pk 4.79
This paint marker is one you push down on to get the paint to the marker tip so it is best to do that on a different surface and then draw the outline of your letter using the stencil. This keeps it from dumping a glob of paint on the toon. i filled in the letter outlines to make them solid
The letters set up a little bit tacky and when I roll the boat up I do get a little paint transfer from the letters but not enough to wipe out the letters. I consider this a success but wonder if it would have been better to only have the outline.
What is not holding up to multiple inflate/deflate roll ups is my CPW sticker. That is curling at the edges and I'm going to try and put some clear packing tape over it and see if that will stay secure
Note: There is no such thing as a white sharpie. something in the pigment forces you to use a paint marker.