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The FL number and decal must be displayed as follows:
The FL number must be painted or affixed to both sides of the bow (forward half) of the boat.
The FL number must be in block letters at least three inches high.
The FL number must read from left to right and must contrast in color with the hull and be in legible condition at all times.
The letters must be separated from the numbers by a space or hyphen equal to the letter width.
The FL number issued to a boat is permanent and remains with the boat as long as it is operated or stored in Florida.
The decal must be displayed on the front port (left) side of the boat within six inches of the FL number. It may be placed immediately before or after the FL number. (Any decals for a previous year must be removed from the boat.)
On a documented boat, the decal must be displayed on the front port (left) side of the boat and may be affixed to a window or windshield on the front port (left) side of the boat.
When a dealer is demonstrating, testing or promoting a boat, the FL number and decal should be affixed to a removable sign that can be temporarily (but firmly) mounted upon or attached to the boat.