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Old 05-12-2015   #1
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marking gear

What's the best way to mark my raft with my contact info? I hope I never need to rely on someone needing to contact me but............

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Old 05-12-2015   #3
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Nuff said.
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Don't listen to mania. I would suggest using this. But first make sure you go somewhere that you will flip your loosely rigged boat and give me a heads up.
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Old 05-13-2015   #5
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Super Sharpie

Get one of the Super Sharpies, they hold up to water and UV better. Going over your old info every couple of years is a pain
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Old 05-13-2015   #6
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I also put my contact info on my decking before I put the sealant resin on. Not saying this as an alternative location since boat and deck could potentially separate in a nasty spill, but it's an additional locale for redundancy's sake.

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Old 05-13-2015   #7
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I've been thinking about vinyl decals. Does anyone have any experience with how they hold up on a raft? The vinyl I use in my shop is 6 year calendered exterior signage vinyl, and it holds up exceptionally well on vehicles, but I don't know if that will translate well to a raft.
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Old 05-13-2015   #8
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Not only is putting your name and contact info on your craft just plain common sense, it's the law in Colorado.
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I also put my information in the INSIDE of my aire boats. I make a laminated card and put it in between the bladder and the shell. I asked Aire before doing so, they say its no problem. Maybe its overkill, but if my boat gets stolen, its pretty easy to get sharpie/serial number off, but the average thief isn't likely to check inside the shell.

I do something similar with my NRS frames. Laminated card rolled and taped to the inside of one of the pipes.

Only slightly related, but I also keep an organized file of pictures of all my major gear with serial numbers when available.
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Seantana - don't put your stickers on your frame. We have a bunch of fly fishing and microbrew stickers on our frame and they get stepped on and trashed. Wouldn't put them on if I had it to do over again - dumb idea on my part. Find somewhere outta the way for them.

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