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(a) A boat number issued under 2 AAC 70.020 must
(1) be painted on or permanently attached to each side of the forward half of the boat, except as provided in (b) - (d) of this section;
(2) be in plain vertical block characters no less than three inches high;
(3) contrast with the color of the background and be clearly visible and legible;
(4) have spaces or hyphens that are equal to the width of a letter other than "I" or number other than "1" between the letter and number groupings (example: AK 5678 EF or AK-5768-EF); and
(5) read from left to right.
(b) A boat that is used by a boat dealer or manufacturer for demonstration purposes may have the boat number assigned to the boat dealer or manufacturer painted on or attached to removable plates that are temporarily but securely attached to each side of the forward half of the boat.
(c) A boat number assigned to an inflatable boat may be attached to plates that are securely attached to each side of the forward half of the boat.
(d) For a boat where a boat number on the hull or superstructure would not be clearly visible, the boat number must be painted on or attached to a backing plate that is attached to the forward half of the boat so that the number is clearly visible from each side of the boat.
(e) The owner of a boat without mechanical propulsion that is otherwise required to obtain a boat number is not required to display the assigned number, but may do so at the option of the owner.
History: Eff. 2/3/2001, Register 157
Authority: AS 05.25.055
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