Boat numbers, just under rub rail, or lower down.

sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
edited July 2018 in Other Stuff
I am finally going to replace the numbers on my boat. Here in Idaho, things don't get checked much so I was pretty lazy about that. So, prior owner had the numbers lower down, under the strip of color that is under the rub rail. I have seen others with numbers there, but also, numbers just under the rub rail. What say you guys?




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  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    edited July 2018
    Also, I will be ordering nicer numbers. Kinda thinking on the navy blue under the rub rail, with Vapor Blue outlined with white, in the Malibu font. From Domed Numbers.


  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,061 Mega Baller
    Move them up to the colored part for sure.
    DragoMISkierBill22
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 3,372 Mega Baller
    Most states have a drawing on the registration sticker backing of where they want it.
    sunvalleylaw
  • griff1008griff1008 Posts: 2 Baller
    For what it's worth, I found my boat manufacture's font (SN) and had mine made of the same font. Not sure you can use the malibu lower case but I'm a little particular about things matching. They will be with your boat for a long time. My 2 cents.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,351 Mega Baller
    The norm would be right under the rub rail. Make sure you check your regs for contrast requirements. Blue letters on a blue stripe would likely not be legal here
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
    sunvalleylaw
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    edited July 2018
    ID Boat Number Reqs

    So according to this, they should be just under the rub rail. Color should contrast sharply, but no specific requirement as to actual color. The bright lighter blue (a Malibu blue like the lighter blue in the large malibu sticker) bordered with white should be ok. But I might consider white with vapor blue border. And @griff1008 , yeah, that was the plan. The Malibu font like the larger sticker. I could also select a "Response" font with the top corners of the numbers/letters cut off at a 45, but I don't like that as well.
  • foxriveratfoxriverat Posts: 502 Crazy Baller
    I found font close to my malibu sticker here https://boatletteringtoyou.com/registration-numbers/ You can play with there fonts, colors, slants, shadows, size and other tools. I designed a few and printed them up and then decided. I also have a 15% off coupon code they just emailed me last week. JULY1518 good till 7/13
    2000 Malibu Response LX 2016 66 lithium vapor
  • DavidNDavidN Posts: 227 Solid Baller
    I would go with two-tone domed numbers. Silver outline, blue color and put them right underneath the rub rail.
    On my 2010 I put the stickers just above the rub rail. Looked nicer and much cleaner w/o them tho. ;)


  • gregygregy Posts: 2,530 Mega Baller
    I did mine in white just under the rug rail. I used a heat gun on the old one and they came right off. I was very careful in not getting the gelcoat too hot though.
  • BrennanKMNBrennanKMN Posts: 404 Crazy Baller
    I finally caved and put numbers on my boat this year. I went a while without having my license displayed. Really depends on the lakes you go to around here.
    I went with Domed Numbers that matched the font and text color of my factory graphics.

    Looks okay, but nowhere near as nice as a clean boat.
  • dhofertdhofert Posts: 215 Baller
    edited July 2018
    Ours are above the rail.

  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    edited July 2018
    @gregy I borrowed a pic of your boat from another thread, as it is a good comparison. Our boats are quite similar. I like where you placed your numbers. I just need to decide on color of the interior of the number, and the border. Again, white with bright blue border, or bright blue with white border. I think both would look nice. And I would order in the Malibu font.



  • gregygregy Posts: 2,530 Mega Baller
    I just used a generic package of letters. Think it came from academy.
    sunvalleylaw
  • WoodySkierWoodySkier Posts: 86 Baller
    Right below rub rail, domed numbers is amazing, perfect match for the manufacturer font and the rubberized lettering looks great.
  • JoepruncJoeprunc Posts: 258 Baller
    Dom #s I thought were quite expensive. I did something inbetween the DOMs and just generic #s. I ordered from boatdecal.biz was about $40 (for both sides) for custom font and outline. And did it just below the rub rail. It was very easy to apply since all the lettering was on one sticker, and kept everything aligned.




    sunvalleylaw
  • moskimoski Posts: 66 Baller
    edited July 2018
    I agree w/ @UWSkier Move them up to the colored part, right under the rub rail. @sunvalleylaw . I did samething, I had letters match the font of the slanted Malibu font on rear of boat. I did 1/8ā€ chrome trim and main letters in red flake. ( I was cleaning after day on water and must of rubbed to hard and must of snagged the corner of that #4, so Iā€™m going to get it fixed)



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    UWSkier
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