August 09, 2006
Every state requires that RIBs be registered just like every other boat. So, for many RIB owners, that leads to a logical question: “Where the heck do I put my registration numbers and how do I do it”?
It’s a very good question. Putting registration numbers on a RIB isn’t difficult; there are just many more options to choose from than for hard sided boaters. For hard sided boats, it’s very simple, you just go down to your local marine store and purchase the standard 3” stickers and apply them to the side of the boat.
But, on your RIB, you have three good options:
Plastic Placards used for dinghies can be clipped to the lifelines. The placards can be bought at any marine store and then all you need to do is simply stick the standard plastic 3” registration numbers purchased at the same store.
Vinyl Letters – most economical and if done right, looks very finished. Life expectancy is the shortest of the three options as the stickers don’t stick perfectly to the tube. They’ll typically last 2 years, but they’re easy enough to replace and re-do. If you go to a local sign shop and have them cut out of vinyl sign material they’ll last even longer!
Custom Hypalon Letters direct from the manufacturer is by far the most finished and permanent option. The only downside is that these can be quite costly to have done and should you plan to sell your boat, the new owner will have to deal with removing the Hypalon patch.
Posted by ribcraftusa at August 9, 2006 02:36 PMBack To Index