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Old 07-31-2017, 04:22 PM
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Default Vessel names on CG doc'd boats

My new boat is CG documented and we just did the documentation transfer.

Does the vessel name have to be on the sides of the boat too? The previous owner had his like that.

Another question. I got a temp "registration" from the document service people. They told me I wouldnt get the official CG registration for at least 3 months! Is that normal??
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Jason...You may get it sooner, but plan on three months...The name has to be on the boat, sides or stern, but the hailing port has to be on the transom.

What did you buy?
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Originally Posted by bcdouglass View Post
Jason...You may get it sooner, but plan on three months...The name has to be on the boat, sides or stern, but the hailing port has to be on the transom.

What did you buy?
Thanks Brett. So I'll just put it on the stern then (with the hailing port).

Got a Camano 31 trawler! Gonna be going slow, slow, slow......WOT is 17 knots. Ill be running around 10 knots or so most of the time.
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Maybe find a craftsman to do the name on wood placards for each side. That look works imo on trawlers
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Coming back to the bay?? Hope so!! Congrats on the purchase! Where are the pics?
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Originally Posted by scarab63 View Post
Maybe find a craftsman to do the name on wood placards for each side. That look works imo on trawlers

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Originally Posted by CdP_Sailfish View Post
Coming back to the bay?? Hope so!! Congrats on the purchase! Where are the pics?
Craig: I'll be on J South, on the breakwater side. Can't wait! Hope your season is going well.
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Awesome view! Enjoy! Cant wait to visit!
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Love those Camano trawlers! Very nice, best of luck with her!
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A documented vessel does not require the name on the sides. Just on the transom with the hailing port.
Unless it is a commercial vessel. I could be wrong. But I believe commercial vessels require the name on the sides.
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:11 AM
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I have my name on side and the port on the stern, Been boarded by CG several time and never questioned.

I was boarded by CG when I first got my boat and I was running with the temporary documentation. There was no question by CG, they accepted the temporary with no questions.
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I got my doc in just under two months - was told to expect it to take at least five or so....
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Finally got my official USCG documentation papers. It took just over 5 1/2 months!
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Filed in Oct. just got mine last week.
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
Filed in Oct. just got mine last week.
That was fast! I guess it really doesn't matter though because my temporary registration was all I needed anyway in case I was ever boarded.

At least the documentation service gave me a nice plastic sleeve to keep all my docs in.
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Just FYI on the original question. For all documented vessels, the name and hailing port need to be on the transom. If you have a coastwise or fisheries endorsement on the documentation, the name also needs to be on each side of the bow. So pleasure (noncommercial) boats only need the name on the transom in letters of the requisite size of 4" high or greater.
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Finally got my official USCG documentation papers. It took just over 5 1/2 months!
Just in time for renewal!
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Originally Posted by Rmoody79 View Post
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From the USCG Documentation Website

HOW DO I MARK MY VESSEL?
The official number assigned to documented vessels, preceded by the abbreviation "NO." must be marked in block-type Arabic numerals at least three inches high on some clearly visible interior structural part of the hull. The number must be permanently affixed so that alteration, removal, or replacement would be obvious and cause some scarring or damage to the surrounding hull area.

The name and hailing port of a recreational vessel must be marked together on some clearly visible exterior part of the hull. The vessel name of a commercial vessel must also be marked on the port and starboard bow and the vessel name and the hailing port must also be marked on the stern. All markings may be made by any means and materials that result in durable markings and must be at least four inches in height, made in clearly legible letters of the Latin alphabet or Arabic or Roman numerals. The "hailing port" must include both a place and a State, Territory, or possession of in the United States. The state may be abbreviated.
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Originally Posted by South of Heaven View Post
That was fast! I guess it really doesn't matter though because my temporary registration was all I needed anyway in case I was ever boarded.

At least the documentation service gave me a nice plastic sleeve to keep all my docs in.
I did it myself. Doc services wanted $450.00. . Cost me $92.00. 20 minutes to fill out. They got a good racket going
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