If you are in the Plymouth Mass area, stop in at the harbor master's office at the town pier and pick up one of the free peel and stick vessel Ident stickers that they hand out.
You'll not only help yourself, but also help the Coast Guard, and search and rescue people.
They told me that every time they find a floating or washed up canoe or kayak they have to search until they find the owner, and these stickers would eliminate a lot of unnecessary searching.
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Great idea and my CG Auxiliary mates|
Posted by: ricknriver on Jul-25-13 11:11 PM (EST)
and I hand them out whenever we can get them. Need to watch though as some "permanent" felt tips seem to wash off in salt water. I'm going to try touch up paint with the little brushes. Rick
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Posted by: Mattt on Jul-26-13 8:43 AM (EST)
you muist have your name and address and phone number written inside your boat - same reason; lots of ww kayaks get lose on creeks and anyone seeing one may call 911 thinking there is an "accident" - then sherrif and S&R can call the owner's number for info - saves time and effort if he has checked in first
I use these, but...|
Posted by: rikjohnson on Jul-29-13 3:08 PM (EST)
IF my phone number is on my boat and they find my boat, floating and call that number, I am NOT going to answer it.
Posted by: rikjohnson on Aug-05-13 11:07 AM (EST)
I still use them!
Just Email the Coast Guard and they will|
Posted by: wolfmanrobby on Aug-04-13 2:32 PM (EST)
Email the Coast Guard at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the tip|
Posted by: desertdave on Aug-04-13 10:13 PM (EST)
The local Coast Guard folks here seem to have forgotten about this program.
Tape can last!|
Posted by: wolfmanrobby on Aug-05-13 12:00 PM (EST)
A good, clear packing tape will last for a really long time. The trick is getting all the air bubbles out and making sure the edge is down for a good seal.