Personal watercraft are boats, not toys, and are subject to the same registration and equipment laws as similar-sized traditional boats.
^ The figures must read left to right.
^ They must be displayed on the forward half of the starboard (right) and port (left) sides of the boat.
^ Numbers must be in plain, block letters.
^ Numbers must be at least three inches high.
^ Numbers must be light-colored on dark backgrounds—or dark-colored on light backgrounds—and must be easy to see, and as high above the waterline as possible.
^ No number other than the number assigned can be displayed on the forward half of the vessel.
^ Letters must be separated from the numbers by spaces or hyphens.
^ Registration stickers must be displayed three inches away from the number and toward the rear of the boat.
Because of the size and shape of some models of personal watercraft or other boats, it may be difficult to apply registration numbers so that they're easy to see. If in doubt, check with local authorities.
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