Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 24 January 2006, 16:25   #1
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Chicago
Boat name: Fat Bastard
Make: Hurricane 440,Mark2C
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 50, Nissan 40
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 194
Thinking of Warm Days

Every january I start going mad being indoors. Good time to plan outlandish adventures though. I dug up some pics from the end of the season last year. Looks so warm!
These were taken with a 18-70mm lens, so yes I was standing that close.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	PlaySmile.jpg
Views:	158
Size:	168.0 KB
ID:	17176   Click image for larger version

Name:	PlaySmile2.jpg
Views:	178
Size:	174.4 KB
ID:	17177   Click image for larger version

Name:	PlayClose.jpg
Views:	175
Size:	188.8 KB
ID:	17178  
__________________

__________________
Rogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2006, 17:10   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Is there any reason why you have a number plate(licence plate) on the side of your boat???
__________________

__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2006, 17:34   #3
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,114
Codprawn,

registration / number plates are commonly required to use boats in inland water (presumably the great lakes here) but also in the UK e.g. windermere and loch lomond.

It helps them work out where to send the speeding fines
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2006, 17:51   #4
Member
 
Barfly's Avatar
 
Country: Belgium
Boat name: Barfly
Length: 8m +
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 82
yeah, in Belgium we need also a registration plate! but not on open sea...
__________________
Barfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2006, 18:15   #5
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: San Diego.California
Boat name: Bayshots
Make: XS-550
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF90
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 876
Registration numbers in the USA

In the US. they are very strict about displaying your registration number.(Issued by the Dept of Motor Vehicles)
The first 2 letters are the state followed by ID numbers.
They have to be set out on the bow in block letters at least 3" high in a contrasting colour. The state decal is then placed 3" aft of the numbers.
As well as this you must carry your actual registration whenever on the water. If you dont have a current decal or "tag " you will get pulled over and ticketed very quickly
The State decal (blue sticker ) was obtained annually;(but now Bi-annually I think) and costs about $10.00
Because over here inflatables are not as common as the UK ;many SIB/RIB owners go for the cheaper method of just sticking numbers to a plate and hanging it on the bow.
In fact as its so expensive to get suitable cut lettering over here,it was cheaper for me to send to the UK for mine and got them done in flexi-vinyl, which seems to work great so far
cheers Dal
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	reg (Small).jpg
Views:	108
Size:	43.4 KB
ID:	17179  
__________________
limeydal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2006, 15:40   #6
Member
 
Barfly's Avatar
 
Country: Belgium
Boat name: Barfly
Length: 8m +
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by limeydal
In the US. they are very strict about displaying your registration number.(Issued by the Dept of Motor Vehicles)
What's the first two numberplate "05"? Your vignet for 2005?
__________________
Barfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2006, 18:16   #7
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: San Diego.California
Boat name: Bayshots
Make: XS-550
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF90
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 876
You got it
Also the annual decal colour changes each year, so the enforcement types can spot you from afar.
Several services can stop you for failure to comply; so have to watch out for the Coastguard/ Bay lifeguards/harbour police to name a few
cheers Dal
__________________
limeydal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 January 2006, 12:31   #8
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Chicago
Boat name: Fat Bastard
Make: Hurricane 440,Mark2C
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 50, Nissan 40
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 194
In Chicago we also have a multitude of authorities. They seem to have problems communicating with each other though. The Chicago water Police will tell ya one thing while the Life Guard Patrol will say another. We listen to Coast Guard almost exclusively.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Chicago.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	195.7 KB
ID:	17275  
__________________
Rogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 January 2006, 13:43   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Looks like that little boat of your flies with a 40hp - I have a 3.1m with a 15hp 4stroke and that's pretty rapid!!!
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 January 2006, 14:14   #10
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Chicago
Boat name: Fat Bastard
Make: Hurricane 440,Mark2C
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 50, Nissan 40
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 194
Yes it does! Hard to keep her in the water! Getting onto plane is just a flick of the wrist away at all times. Check out this clip http://checkerboardhydepark.com/Wave%20Jumping.mov
__________________

__________________
Rogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:10.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.