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donaldintoronto posted 12-19-2006 01:30 AM ET (US)   Profile for donaldintoronto  
A few weeks ago, I ordered a [Boston Whaler CONQUEST 305] with twin Verado 250's and all the options. After some discussion with Whaler, and users of CONTINUOUSWAVE, I decided to get the deluxe instrumentation package with twin 10.4-inch displays, 6-kW open array radar and the Kohler generator set. Also following Handn's advice and getting 300-ft of anchor rode.

Now the big question: where do I put the boat name and port? I'm planning to have the boat registered, which in Canada requires that the name and home port be displayed in block letters at least 4" high. I don't want anything too splashy. Would it be too boring to have them run just below the rubrail, on either side of the bow, where licence/registration numbers often go?

jimh posted 12-24-2006 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Tradition dictates that the vessel name be on the transom, but on boats with outboard power, particularly those with twin engines, there may not be enough room. Many outboard-powered boats use the hull sides as a location for the vessel name.

On larger vessels, the vessel name is carried at the bow. However, if the bow has a lot of flare, it may not be the best location.

handn posted 12-25-2006 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for handn  Send Email to handn     
I post the name of my boat on the rear (it is not very visable there because of the outboards)and on the sides of the cabin aft of the second porthole. Visability at the cabin side location is excellent. My state registration is displayed on both the sides of the hull just aft of the anchor pulpit. Most U.S, state registrations are required to be displayed at that location. The boat name is in 4" letters, 6" wouldn't be too splashy as the side of the cockpit is a big area.
My dealer was helpful in finding a vendor who made the vinyl stickon letters in Newport Beach California. They match the factory graphics almost exactly and have proved very durable, much more so than the graphics on my YamaMerc outboards.
I am sure you will be happy with your new boat.
I wish I had the 10" instrument screens rather than the 6 inch.
jimh posted 12-27-2006 05:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
A great place to discussion vessel electronics is the SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL discussion.
donaldintoronto posted 02-27-2007 08:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for donaldintoronto    
I discovered Janis Johnson, of Magicbrush, who helped me through with the decals. Planning to have them installed by her in Florida, before my boat is shipped to Toronto. Great service. Great recommendation from CW!

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