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Old 30 March 2008, 17:16   #1
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My registration numbers are falling off...again

Hi. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to obtain or make quality letters/numbers for a hypalon boat that will last for years? I'd prefer not to use the number plate method that I see on some boats. Any info would be great. Thanks.
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Old 30 March 2008, 18:13   #2
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How big do they have to be? Mine are on the bow of the hull where it's out of the water a bit. 3" tall, made of 7 year vinyl.
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Cut them from hypalon and glue them on. It's also possible to paint them on using hypalon paint but I find it easier to use the gluing method.
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My numbers need to be 3". This is the first time I've heard of 7 year vinyl. Also, for some reason it never occurred to me that I could simply cut them out of hypalon material. Thanks for giving me a couple of options.
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Here's link for you on ebay

They are the people that did mine-cheap and easy to apply. They'll post to the US too.
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Old 30 March 2008, 19:05   #6
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Also, for some reason it never occurred to me that I could simply cut them out of hypalon material.
It seems there is a few of us who suffer senior moments. Perhaps the moon's in the wrong place. I'm not knocking Nos's stickons but the benefit of using hypalon is the compatibility of the materials.
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It seems there is a few of us who suffer senior moments. Perhaps the moon's in the wrong place. I'm not knocking Nos's stickons but the benefit of using hypalon is the compatibility of the materials.
That's why mine are stuck on the hull not the toobs
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If you contact Guy at Polaris Inflatables, he has a guy who does hypalon lettering, then insets them in a sort of base of contrasting color. The result is a single layer of whatever text you wanted that can be glued on.

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Re: registration numbers

You can glue them right to the boat, here's a link to defender, I believe they carry letters in a couple of colors... http://www.defender.com/product2.jsp?path=-1|294|265436|296904|320524&id=267432
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