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I like these registration numbers a lot. The ones that are grey with white border have shadowing inside the border that gives it a really cool effect.

I haven't been able to find this kind of shadowing or this font anywhere.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

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You could try finding a forum dedicated to web design, they should have a good idea on what font that might be or even what would be closest to it.
 

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How many 5s in the kit?

Ok so my registration number has two fives in it, meaning that I'll need a total of four "5"s.

Neither the BRP store nor the ebay link above states how many of each character/number are included with a kit.

Does anyone know how many 5s are included with the kit?

Thanks!
 

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I bought the Whipline brand numbers on Amazon and they look fantastic, mine match the gray color perfect. They do have a lot of different colors though.
 

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That painted font is nice!

I'm curious, why do most people put their numbers on the top, on the "color"? I think it detracts from the look. In Florida, the numbers just have to be "clearly visible". No doubt, the numbers would be clearly visible.

I have seen a few people put them on the black hull. I haven't heard of any problems in terms of them falling off. The top of the hull is plenty above the water line and they are clearly visible. When I owned a boat, I put the numbers on the hull.

I just got my numbers. When I get my 3 week old oil-leaking Spark back from the mechanic :crying:, it will be time to put the numbers on.

Below is an example. And while the font is not my favorite, I like the idea of the numbers being on the hull.
 

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That painted font is nice!

I'm curious, why do most people put their numbers on the top, on the "color"? I think it detracts from the look. In Florida, the numbers just have to be "clearly visible". No doubt, the numbers would be clearly visible.

I have seen a few people put them on the black hull. I haven't heard of any problems in terms of them falling off. The top of the hull is plenty above the water line and they are clearly visible. When I owned a boat, I put the numbers on the hull.

I just got my numbers. When I get my 3 week old oil-leaking Spark back from the mechanic :crying:, it will be time to put the numbers on.
Never thought of putting the numbers on the bottom portion of the hull. Not sure how that would work; will have to mock it up and see. I don't want to give the Water PO-PO any extra excuse to pull me over though...
 

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That painted font is nice!

I'm curious, why do most people put their numbers on the top, on the "color"? I think it detracts from the look. In Florida, the numbers just have to be "clearly visible". No doubt, the numbers would be clearly visible.

I have seen a few people put them on the black hull. I haven't heard of any problems in terms of them falling off. The top of the hull is plenty above the water line and they are clearly visible. When I owned a boat, I put the numbers on the hull.

I just got my numbers. When I get my 3 week old oil-leaking Spark back from the mechanic :crying:, it will be time to put the numbers on.

Below is an example. And while the font is my favorite, I like the idea of the numbers being on the hull.

I had mine from the hull and was given a warning from the coast guard to move them. When off of plane and moving slowly the numbers were under water. I couldn't argue because the only time you could see the numbers was on plane.


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If you get the right numbers, I find they look good. Sure if you get the mailbox numbers they don't look as good. Plus if you look around the majority of registration number on pwc's are on the upper deck.




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I had mine from the hull and was given a warning from the coast guard to move them. When off of plane and moving slowly the numbers were under water. I couldn't argue because the only time you could see the numbers was on plane.


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I was wondering if putting the numbers on the lower hull would cover them, even partially, by the water. Thank you for the information. On the top of my ski the numbers shall go.

The numbers on your ski look cool. Are those the Seadoo numbers or something else?
How did you get that GoPro mount to stick to the plastic? Mine fell right off so ended up bolting it on.
 

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The mount is bolted on with stainless machine screws. I took that coloured piece off to get to the back end to put the nuts on. The registration numbers are made up by a decal shop. I got them on a template that you just peel off the back and stick the whole thing on. No possible way to put them on anyway but straight. I never understood why people insist on using a kit, the decal shop charged me $50 for each ski and they look much better than block numbers stuck on one by one.


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No one has ever confused me with doing things that everyone else does ... and I'm proud of that actually. Too many shepeople these days.

Cormac:
Your font looks nice.

Still, look at all the black hull that's above water (pic below)! I don't get it. In fact, that space is almost never under water.

I read the law, and no where does it say that it needs to be on top. In fact, if I go dig up a pic of my boat, it was hard to see those numbers due to the curve in the boat.

Before, my Spark went in to the shop, I rode by the police twice ... with no numbers ... and waved. Maybe I don't look like trouble.

Still, I'm wondering what other people are doing. Putting the numbers on top ruins the look.

If you numbers are visible, and you are not breaking the law, what gives? If I count the times that I've been out on the sand bar on my friends 50 footer, and the amount of boaters who are drinking, and the po po just drive right by ... well never mind.

What about the people who pay for the Sea Doo graphics kits. It would be impossible to put consistently contrasting numbers on those! What would the po po do then?

I did a quick search on the Coast Guard:
https://www.usps.org/national/vsc/formtool_files/display.htm

I'm going low. I'll be nice to the officers, but I'll be armed with their docs.

How can the white numbers below, not be visible?
 

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can't speak for the coast guard, but here the Marine & Harbour dudes say they need to be able to see your registration number from afar, which is why you can't stick it on the bottom half of the hull. it has to be above the water line.

This is the law where I live:

The registration number must be:

• painted or displayed on both sides of the PWC in a
contrasting colour to the background

• a minimum of 150mm high if the PWC is three metres or
more in length (numbers of a minimum 100mm high are
acceptable if the vessel is less than 3 metres in length)

• displayed on the hull above the waterline and clearly
readable from 50 metres in fine, clear conditions while the
vessel is underway.

The registration label should be fixed to the PWC near the
steering position, clearly visible and readable in daylight
 

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No one has ever confused me with doing things that everyone else does ... and I'm proud of that actually. Too many shepeople these days.

Cormac:
Your font looks nice.

Still, look at all the black hull that's above water (pic below)! I don't get it. In fact, that space is almost never under water.

I read the law, and no where does it say that it needs to be on top. In fact, if I go dig up a pic of my boat, it was hard to see those numbers due to the curve in the boat.

Before, my Spark went in to the shop, I rode by the police twice ... with no numbers ... and waved. Maybe I don't look like trouble.

Still, I'm wondering what other people are doing. Putting the numbers on top ruins the look.

If you numbers are visible, and you are not breaking the law, what gives? If I count the times that I've been out on the sand bar on my friends 50 footer, and the amount of boaters who are drinking, and the po po just drive right by ... well never mind.

What about the people who pay for the Sea Doo graphics kits. It would be impossible to put consistently contrasting numbers on those! What would the po po do then?

I did a quick search on the Coast Guard:
https://www.usps.org/national/vsc/formtool_files/display.htm

I'm going low. I'll be nice to the officers, but I'll be armed with their docs.

How can the white numbers below, not be visible?

Put a rider on those Sparks and travel around 5mph. The nose is almost under water let alone the hull. The numbers have to affixed in a place that is always visible regardless of circumstance. They can't disappear. I'm just letting you know what the coast guard told me. The stopped me because they thought I had no registration numbers even though they were white on black. They told me they must be clearly visible from both sides at all times, as I argued it I leaned towards their boat and watched my numbers go under water. That's when I said give me the warning.



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