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Naming a boat

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by teaser452, Apr 2, 2019.

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    Years ago I had a friend who rescued a 26’ lifeboat from a Norwegian freighter abandoned by the Canadian Boy Scouts. He painted it screaming zonker yellow, added lee boards and a mast. Named her “Vivre”. We would tool around Lake Sunapee with a 1/2 keg in the stern and a hibachi in the bow. Best times of our life. Wish I had photos...
     
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    Guilty x2, but there is barely enough room on the bow of a small boat for the number to begin with.
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    The registration decal always came off, so now we put it on the inside of the transom.

    Yes,and the state helps by issuing the registration on paper that turns to mush if it sees any moisture. Now, as soon as I get it, I laminate it in plastic.

    We’ve been stopped once in Boston Harbor, where the State Police, Coast Guard And Boston Police all have Boats. It was early in the season and I swear he (MSP) was lonely. There is an inter-agency dispute about where exactly the no-wake zone ends in the inner harbor.

    Had a visitor from Lake Champlain and they chatted away. Our boats are always as squared away as possible so nothing happened.
     
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    A state registration (tax payment) lists the USCG Documentation number as the registration number. I have seen documented boats with the tax sticker followed by the USCG number, is this a violation? Also, is there a requirement to have an engraved ID plate attached to the inside of the hull (engine room/transom?) with the USCG Documentation number? I saw one that had a poster board placard with the standard size & font vinyl letters on it on a cabin shelf. Is this ok?
     
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