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The registration number and validation decals must be displayed as follows.

  • Number must be painted, applied as a decal, or otherwise affixed to both sides of the bow.
  • Number must read from left to right on both sides of the bow.
  • Number must be in at least three-inch-high BLOCK letters.
  • Number’s color must contrast with its background.
  • Letters must be separated from the numbers by a space or hyphen: SC 3717 ZW or SC-3717-ZW.
  • No other numbers may be displayed on either side of the bow.
  • Decals must be affixed on both sides of the vessel within six inches following the registration number.

Personal watercraft also are required to display the certificate’s number and validation decals.

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