Inland Marine Numbering / Stencil Kits Meet US Coast Guard Requirements

Rename or apply a custom message to your dinghy. (Our favorite is "Refurbished with Inland Marine USA Products," but we do see a lot of "If Found Return Captain to [Boats Name].")

Each kit contains a complete set of 3-inch high stencils with all numbers and letters, a brush and our special paint in your choice of colors. zthere's more than enough paint to provide a permanent registration number and name on your inflatable.

Stop Theft

Theft is a real problem for inflatable boat owners worldwide. Many inflatable boats look alike; it is easy to remove glue-on numbers or numbers that are painted on with paints that are not made for inflatable boats.

Like our Top Side Paint, the paint in our Numbering Kit has the elasticity needed to stretch and shrink as the air in the chamber expands and contracts.

The primary reason we developed our Numbering Kit was because we received a large number of requests from boaters in the 1980s and '90s requesting a numbering system for inflatable boats that could not be easily removed by thieves.

When used according to the instructions provided, the numbers applied with our Numbering Kit can only be removed by abrading the numbers off the inflatable. This makes your inflatable boat much more secure and will cause potential thieves to move on to an easier target.

Numbering / Stencil Kits Meet US Coast Guard Requirements

Rename or apply a custom message to your dinghy. (Our favorite is "Refurbished with Inland Marine USA Products," but we do see a lot of "If Found Return Captain to [Boats Name].")

Each kit contains a complete set of 3-inch high stencils with all numbers and letters, a brush and our special paint in your choice of colors. zthere's more than enough paint to provide a permanent registration number and name on your inflatable.

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Inland Marine USA Top Side Paint

This is not the paint your Daddy used on his boat! (And not anywhere close to the paint sitting next to it on the shelf at your marine store.) Inland Marine Top Side Paint® is specially formulated to have the elasticity and UV resistance required for use with inflatable boats. Because inflatable boats expand in the hot sun and contract at night in the cooler temperatures, constantly flexing, ordinary paint or vinyl stick-on numbers will not stay on an inflatable boat for more than a few weeks. But we don't stop there! We mix our Sealant in our Top Side Paint to further enhance the airtight integrity of your inflatable.

Inland Marine Top Side Paint is available in Red, International Orange, Yellow, Royal Blue, Grey, Black or White. (With changing weather conditions in many areas boaters frequent, International Orange or Yellow makes it easy to find your dinghy at the dinghy dock if a "Rum Front" comes through while you're ashore.)

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IMPORTANT!!

The first step to repairing or restoring your boat is to make sure it holds air correctly. All inflatables, regardless of manufacturor, develop porousity problems over time. This simply means small pin-hole leaks develop in the fabric or seams that can not be seen from the outside. When this happens, the air chambers will typically leak air slowly over a day or two. These pinhole leaks must be repaired before applying any top-coating products such as Liquid Rubber or Topside Paint, or down the road, your boat will develop air bubbles under the top coating.

For this reason, we highly recommend you treat your boat with Sealant as a first step. Sealant is an internal sealer that has been used by the US Navy and Coast Guard since 1985 to cure porousity problems. We also recommend re-treating older boats every year or two as new porousity problems will develop over time.

Remember, inflatable boat repair of kayaks, rafts, dinghies, or tow toys is dependent on proper preparation of the surface area. If you do not clean your inflatable as instructed, you are wasting your time and the products you have purchased.

HUMIDITY CAN SERIOUSLY AFFECT THE QUALITY OF PATCHES, PAINT, LIQUID RUBBER AND LIQUID TEAR REPAIR PRODUCTS.

When you are sure your boat is holding air, the next step is to be sure you are working with a clean and dry surface. If possible, take your inflatable boat or other repair item into a room with low humidity, or perform the repair when humidity is below the manufacturerer's recommendations.

Check out our Cleaning and Preparation Products, specially formulated to prepare your inflatable for patches, rubber and paint!

Special Note to PVC boat owners:

For the past several years, many boat manufacturers have been using PVC material from China. The reasons for this vary, but usually include cost as the main factor. As a result, the frequency of boaters reporting a ‘breakdown” in the material has risen drastically. The PVC material will actually start to decompose, resulting in a sticky or tacky surface, especially when exposed to intense sun like we have here in south Florida. If this condition exists on your boat, be very cautious in using any top coating product as it may not dry and cure properly. Always test a small area first.