Displaying the Florida Boat Registration Number & Florida Boat Validation Decal

When displaying the boat vessel’s registration number and validation decal it should be displayed as described below (as we believe to true at the time of this post).

Florida Boat Vessel Registration Numbers and Registration Decal Display

Florida Boat Vessel Registration Numbers and Registration Decal Display

Florida Boat Registration Number & Florida Boat Validation Decal

PLACEMENT of Florida Boat Registration Number and Letters; number should be painted, applied as a decal, or otherwise affixed to both sides of the boat bow and placed where it can be observed clearly above the water surface line.
MUST READ of Florida Boat Registration Number and Letters; numbers and letters should read from left to right on both sides of the boat bow.
SIZE of Florida Boat Registration Number Letters and Numbers; number and letters must be in at least three-inch-high bold BLOCK letters.
COLOR of Florida Boat Registration Number Letters and Numbers should be in high contrast with its background.
SEPARATION of Florida Boat Registration Number Letters and Numbers should be separated from the numbers by a space or hyphen can be used equivalent to the letter space width: FL 9999 FX or FL-9999-FX.
DECAL PLACEMENT of Florida Boat Registration Number Letters and Numbers should be affixed to the port side (which is the left when facing forward towards the bow) of the boat vessel within six inches BEFORE or AFTER of the registration number.

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Florida Boat Registration Number and Florida Boat Validation Decal

Get Florida Boat Vessel Legal

If you feel as though you might need help with displaying the Florida boat registration number and in Florida boat validation decal for placement on a vessel please call us at 772-281-4946 or contact us and get a FREE ESTIMATE or answers to your questions in Florida.

Boat Wraps Help Tips

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Boat Wrap Help Tips For Florida

Boat Wrap Help Tips

In choosing a boat wrap style that goes well with your boat, consider what type of theme or message you want to show. Make a quick list of the boat wrap message you associate with your boat. Fun, fast, exciting, classy, confident, expensive? Is it a fishing boat, or is it for cruising? Is it a family or sport boat, or are you hoping to attract business clients with it?

In Florida you should always have a UV protection factor and salt water protection.

Boat Wrap UV Protection; to be on the safe side try and use digital graphics and letters that are printed on 3M marine graphics material using solvent inks and include a protective UV inhibitor for optimal sun fade protection. All digital boat graphics should try and be printed in high resolution, 300 dpi or better, for maximum clear and sharp appearance and realistic photo finishes.

Boat Wrap Salt Water Protection; Saltwater is not your boat’s friend and therefore moving a boat from fresh to saltwater does bring up many concerns including your protecting your boat’s decals, letters, graphics and boat wraps. To be on the safe side try and use digital graphics and letters that are printed on 3M marine graphics quality salt water resistant material.

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Boat Wraps and Boat Wrap Graphics Art

Then when you call your boat wrap expert, you can tell them how you’re looking for a boat wrap that portrays your ideas and message. Most people in the boat lettering and boat wrapping business are artists, and they will be able to relate to this. The words you use will bring to mind different styles. You may want your boat wrap to reflect your personality. Are you sedate, or are you full of energy? This is the power of different boat wrap graphics and lettering: the ability to portray feelings or a message.

The custom boat wrap style you choose says a lot about you and your boat, by proxy. If you call us at Boat Lettering and Custom Wraps, we will strive to understand what it is you want to convey. If you’re unsure, don’t worry about it. We will provide you with several example choices to look at, at no cost to you, until you see something that looks just right for your boat.

Frequently Asked Boat Wrap Questions?

Q – Will a Boat Wrap or Boat Decal Damage the Paint on My Boat?
A – Professional installations and removals are damage free. Vinyl boat wraps or marine wraps can protect your boat paint finish by protecting the boat surface from scratches and UV sun ultraviolet light. This will added much more value to your boat if or when you decide to sell your boat and move up.

Q – Can I Wrap My Boat Windows, Too?
A – With many boats we can extend the custom graphic design or boat wrap to your side windows using one-way, see-through perforated window decal film. Local regulations, however, may not allow for front windows to be covered.

Q – What Happens if a Boat Wrap Is Damaged – Can it be Repaired?
A – In many instances the boat wrap is repairable. It’s often possible to replace the small damaged area while leaving the rest of the boat wrap design intact.

If you feel as though you might need help with choosing the best boat wrap
please call us 772-281-4964  and get a FREE ESTIMATE or answers to your questions in Stuart, Jensen Beach, Fort Pierce, Port Salerno, Palm City, Jupiter and Florida.

Boat Lettering, Boat Wrap, Boat Graphics Photos Gallery Florida

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Boat Wrap in Florida

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Gold Boat Lettering Decal

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Custom Boat Lettering Hutchinson Island

Boat Graphics in Florida

Boat Graphics Art in Florida

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Boat Lettering in Palm City

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Boat Wraps and Boat Wrap Graphics Art

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Boat Lettering Transom Decal, Palm City Florida

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Custom Boat Lettering

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Boat Graphics, Stuart

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Boat Lettering in Stuart

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Boat Lettering with Graphics, Port St. Lucie

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Dancers Hand Boat Lettered

Handpainted, gold leaf boat lettering

Handpainted, gold leaf boat lettering

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Vinyl Boat Lettering for Seadeuce


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My mission is to insure that you will be thoroughly pleased with the professional boat lettering and boat graphics in Florida we create for you. Every job gets the same focus to detail, and every job has a face attached to it. That face is yours, and we like to see you smiling when our work is complete.

I look forward to hearing from you,
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How Did I Get In This Position While Boat Lettering?

Hatteras Name BoardRecently I lettered a boat that was in the water at a marina near me. Many times a boat lettering job is simple enough, only requiring that I kneel on the swim step at the stern of the boat, but this particular 61′ Hatteras needed new lettering on both name boards, which were located quite high on the boat both port and starboard. I have a clear understanding of why the marinas require me to have a million dollar insurance policy, because the access to these name boards was downright dangerous.

There was a slope on each side of fiberglass on the boat, so steep that I could not even set a pencil upon as it would slide right off. I looked down on one side and there was the water, and I considered where I might swim to if I fell, and since there were no ladders around, how long it might take for someone to hear my cries for help. On the port side, I would have fallen hard on the dock. This was the more threatening of the two evils. There was nothing to tie off to on either side, so with a deep breath and focused concentration, I dawned my work belt and slipped over the railings to the targeted area. It was slippery and it was steep. First I had to remove the old lettering, using a razor to get the old vinyl off, and I found some of the paint was blistered underneath it so I knew I would be making yet another trip to each name board to touch up the paint. I kept having to remind myself to breathe as I worked, placing the remains of the old vinyl in a plastic bag tied to my side. The tricky part came next, carrying a small can of black paint and a brush, inching my way out to each board, and touching up the old paint. The paint I use is oil-based, the boat is of course all white, and I did not want to let a drop touch that white surface. It was a success! Next I had to go out with the new vinyl. The challenge here was to stretch far enough to reach the forward end of the name boards, and get some solid pressure on the vinyl to assure its adherence. One side, and then the other. I did this barefooted as my feet gave me the best traction on the fiberglass surface.

It took all I had to get these two name boards lettered, which had they been removed would have taken all of twenty minutes to remove the old and replace with the new vinyl. Instead it involved about an hour and a half, and a huge amount of energy, as though I was only holding on by the sheer force of my will. This is one area where my stubbornness pays off; when faced with a challenge such as this, I force myself to go against my fear of heights, fear of falling, fear of failing.

It was another successful job in the world of boat lettering.

If you feel as though you might need help with boat lettering please call us and get a FREE ESTIMATE or answers to your questions.
Custom Boat Lettering Help Phone 772-261-7126

Choosing a Boat Letter Style

In choosing a boat letter style that goes well with your boat, consider what it is you would like to portray. Make a quick list of the words you associate with your boat. Fun, fast, exciting? Classy, confident, expensive? Is it a fishing boat, or is it for cruising? Is it a family boat, or are you hoping to attract a mate with it?

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Boat Lettering Style


Without getting too personal, these are things you might consider. Then when you call your boat lettering expert, you can tell them how you’re looking for a font that portrays these ideas. Most people in the boat lettering business are artists, and they will be able to relate to this. The words you use will bring to mind different letter styles. You may want your boat name to reflect your personality. Are you sedate, or are you full of energy? This is the power of different fonts: the ability to portray feelings.

Boat lettering styles may sound like so much hoopla, but it is a fact. The boat lettering you choose says a lot about you. And your boat, by proxy. If you call us at Crackerjack Signs and Boat Lettering, we will strive to understand what it is you want to convey. If you’re unsure, don’t worry about it. We will provide you with several choices to look at, at no cost to you, until you see something that looks just right for your boat.

If you feel as though you might need help with choosing the best boat lettering
please call us and get a FREE ESTIMATE or answers to your questions.
Custom Boat Lettering Help Phone 772-261-7126

Can I Buy Vinyl Boat Lettering or Decal and Apply it Myself?

So you’re a DIY sort of person. That’s respectable, and it would be a sad world if no one wanted to do anything themselves. There are a few tricks to applying vinyl letters and boat decals, and you might watch a You-Tube video to see more about it. I will tell you this: Vinyl can be quite unforgiving, especially when applied in the heat of the Florida sun. When the vinyl is too warm, it gets quite soft and stretchy, and this makes application even more of a challenge.

DIY Boat Lettering
Prepping the boat lettering area is key. You want to remove any dirt, wax or oxidation. Use a cleaner that has no oil in it, as any film left will cause the vinyl to lift. In most surface cleaning situations where alcohol is OK we use a 70% ISO alcohol cleaning solution.
The boat letters will have application tape over them; tape this against the area you wish to letter. When you have it in the proper position, put a piece of masking tape perpendicular and centered on the lettering. Lift one end of the lettering up, and peel back the application tape from the paper. The letters will now be on the application tape, with the sticky side exposed. Using a razor or scissors, cut the paper off close to that centered strip of masking tape. Using a hard squeegee (or a credit card will do), burnish the letters starting at the closest point to the masking tape and working your way outwards in an aggressive up and down motion. Now remove the masking tape, and peel the paper away from the remaining part of the letters. Again, burnish the letters with your squeegee in the same manner. Now you will have the letters as well as the application stuck to your boat. At a 45 degree angle, slowly and carefully peel back the application tape. Sometimes it will want to bring the vinyl letters up with it, but don’t let that happen.

Voila! You now qualify for a position in a sign shop!

Best of luck with this.


If you begin your boat lettering or boat decal project and feel as though you may need help please feel free to call us and get a FREE ESTIMATE for all your boat lettering needs.
Custom Boat Lettering Help Phone 772-281-4964

Changing the Name of Your Boat

Many people like to change the name of their boats when they first acquire them. It may come as a surprise to learn that there are a lot of age-old superstitions surrounding this. Fisherman may be the first to have come up with some of these, as their catch is often precluded by how they pleased their gods. They would not launch a boat on a Friday, as it was considered bad luck. This still holds with many serious boaters and fisherman today. Another one is not to name your boat after your wife. Your mother, your daughter, your grrandmother would be fine, but wives, it is said, come and go. The same could be said for husbands, of course, although boats tend to generally be thought of as female. Now and then, however, I have lettered boats with men’s names. Hopefully they were named after a father, son or grandfather.

Another superstition about changing the name of your boat I’ve heard is that if you do change the name of your boat, it is best to do it when the boat is not in the water. This is easy enough, as most of the time a new boat will be hauled out and inspected before the purchase. This is often the perfect time to letter the boat, when accessibility is easy and the boat is up in the air.
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Of course, you may choose to avoid these superstitions altogether and name your boat the same as your wife, launch it on a Friday and have the lettering done when it’s in the water.

These boat name change superstitions go way back to a time when getting around this world was done by way of the sea. The sea is a powerful and often finnicky mistress. There are voyages that go without incident, and others that are ridden with trouble. There are still cultures that pander to superstition, and individuals within every society may be found that step lightly where these issues arise. Mother Nature has no rhyme or reason to her; we are all victims of her antics now and again. Personally, I find no harm in adhering to some of the rules. We are not talking about pagan rituals, with sacrifices and candlelight seances at midnight. I see no problem with launching on a Saturday instead of a Friday, and naming a boat after a favorite pet, and changing the name of the boat while it’s up in the air. Why stir up trouble?

We look forward to hearing from you,
Call us today and get a FREE ESTIMATE for all your custom boat name changing needs.
Custom Boat Lettering Help Phone 772-261-7126

Gold Leaf or Gold Paint for Boat Lettering?

Gold leaf is an age-old process, involving the thinnest sheets of gold that are pressed against something we call ‘size’. It will not oxidize, and is not affected by UV rays.

Gold Leaf Boat Lettering

Gold Leaf Boat Lettering


Gold’s Protective Qualities
This is why you’ll see it on domes of buildings, on statues, and on signs that are a hundred or more years old. Any clear coating will dull the natural glow of it, and the clear coating itself.will fail eventually due to UV rays and weather.

Real Gold Leaf For Boat Lettering
Using real gold leaf on a boat is an expensive and arduous process, although it is still done now and then. In the past few years there have been great new developments in the realm of gold leaf vinyl. You will hardly be able to tell the difference between the real thing and the vinyl, plus some of these products offer as much as a fifteen year warranty. The vinyl is still expensive, as compared to regular high performance vinyl, but the upgrade is definitely worth it. Paired up with a black outline (or dark blue or some other deep rich color), your gold leaf vinyl lettering literally jumps out of the background.

Gold Paint Boat Lettering

Gold Paint Boat Lettering

Gold Vinyl & Gold Paint Boat Lettering
Whether you choose to use gold vinyl or true gold leaf, be sure to have it professionally installed. With the gold leaf, timing is everything, and if it is not adhered at just the right moment to the gold size, eventually the gold will come off. If you choose to use gold vinyl, be sure it is the best quality. Beware of cheap imitations. It is costly and there is a reason for that: it will last for many years if you have high performance vinyl installed. The untrained eye cannot tell the difference, but as the years go by the lesser grade vinyls will fail. Find a sign person that has been in the business for many years, as they will know about old school ways as well as the latest materials. Even if you don’t buy from us, feel free to contact us and we’ll give our best advice on whatever your boat lettering needs are.

We look forward to hearing from you,
Call us today and get a FREE ESTIMATE for all your gold leaf lettering needs.
Gold Leaf Boat Lettering Help Phone 772-261-7126

What is Custom Boat Lettering Service and Help Tips

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Custom Boat Lettering Graphics

It’ your boat and you want to put your personal touch on it and custom boat lettering and graphics is a great low cost way accomplish that goal. Your new boat graphics can be customized with a mix of custom boat lettering and custom graphics to convey your personal image or message. If you are ready to take your boating experience to a whole new level and be the envy of all your mates, order your custom boat graphics now.
Custom Boat Lettering
We look forward to hearing from you,
Call us today and get a FREE ESTIMATE for all your custom boat lettering needs.
Custom Boat Lettering Help Phone 772-261-7126