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Registration numbers on Inflatable boat

Post By: Buck_Wheat      Posted: 5/24/2019 10:42:19 AM     Points: 455    
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.

Thanks in advance.
 Reply by: Nallywacker      Posted: May. 24, 11:09:00 AM     Points: 105    
Im going to spray paint my numbers on my inflatable, or I thought of making a piece of wood with everything on it to just hang over the sides
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: May. 24, 12:02:28 PM     Points: 27493    
Be cautious of using paints on certain materials. Spray paint is solvent based, may eat away at the rubber, or it may be fine. I'd sure recommend checking with the manufacturer before painting.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: May. 24, 12:11:46 PM     Points: 7483    
You can try the vinyl lettering that you put on a regular boat. Should work ok. or try the laminating your numbers on a piece of paper and then taping it to.
 Reply by: Assassin      Posted: May. 24, 10:37:33 PM     Points: 839    
Yea maybe just a sharpie, worth a shot. Or get that dip and seal paint that's rubber like. I dont see why they wouldn't let you use it as long as you carry the required safety gear.
 Reply by: JohnnyW      Posted: May. 25, 4:35:16 PM     Points: 642    
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".

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 Reply by: Walleyeone      Posted: May. 26, 10:00:40 AM     Points: 1250    
If you have a motor you need regular numbers. The way I did it was I made a plaque and put a rope on it so I could hang it over the oar lock when I used the motor
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: May. 26, 10:34:31 AM     Points: 4234    
On my toons iI used regular boat letters stuck directly to the tubes, they last about three or four years for me.
Source for letters,
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: May. 26, 6:44:48 PM     Points: 53493    
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: May. 27, 6:08:45 PM     Points: 1842    
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.
 Reply by: Buck_Wheat      Posted: Jul. 15, 3:53:08 PM     Points: 455    
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.

tight lines!
 Reply by: kgh      Posted: Jul. 22, 3:55:57 PM     Points: 0    
this is a pic of how I displayed them on my pontoon.

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