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"Bright Twist" on Boat Lettering and Night Safety

By William Agreste

New boat lettering technology combines proven light reflective technology with the time honored tradition of displaying a boat name on the transom of boats and ships. In daylight, reflective boat lettering looks like ordinary boat lettering with the exception there is a visible depth to the color and tone. At night, this lettering reflects your position on the waterway with even the smallest amount of light cast from an approaching boat. Under searchlight, you can see the reflective boat name lettering from miles away under clear conditions.

For maximum conspicuity, reflective boat lettering on the transom along with reflective registration numbers on the sides provides nearly 360 degree visibility. You can also add reflective boat graphics or reflective pin striping in widths up to 2 inches as a color accent to your boat. You can be very creative with reflective products beyond the simple addition of reflective boat lettering decals. There is a very wild example of being creative with reflective boat lettering with the addition of reflective boat graphics.

See “The Party Hut” pontoon boat on display at:

This recently refurbished pontoon boat takes on a new an extraordinary life with style and safety using reflective safety vinyl. You can visit your local vinyl fabricator or shop for reflective boat lettering online. There are several firms that specialize only in reflective products.

For additional night safety precautions, you might want to also check your boat now for the necessary night safety equipment. You should check your flares to make sure they have not become older than the expiration date on the packaging.

You should also check out the new “battery free” flashlights to insure you always have a source of light when and if your electrical system should fail. On my boat, I have two of these battery free flashlights – fore and aft. You simply shake these flashlights for 30 seconds and you’ll have 5 minutes of light and never worry about keeping your batteries replaced.

With the boating season only a few months away, now is the time to prepare for all those wonderful boating day and nights soon to be upon us boaters.

Happy Boating!

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