Where to put the MARPOL sticker?

davidbrooksdavidbrooks Annapolis MDPosts: 299Member ✭✭✭
So i was going through the Coast Guard safety list today and noticed something new for me this year.  Two required placards.  
Item 10 - Pollution Placard:

Boats 26 feet and over with a machinery compartment must display an oily waste "pollution" placard.
 Pollution Placard
Item 11 - MARPOL Trash Placard:

Boats 26 feet and over in length must display a "MARPOL" trash placard. Boats 40 feet and over must also display a written trash disposal plan.

The Pollution placard was already in the engine compartment but I couldn't find a MARPOL placard or sticker.  So off to West Marine.  Now the MARPOL sticker is supposed to be in plain sight.  Where has everyone else put theirs?  I was really hoping to just put it under the lid for the trash can but i am thinking that isnt gonna fly.  Any suggestions.  
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  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,239Member ✭✭✭
    i think mine is in the engine area.. 
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,261Member ✭✭✭
    My garbage placard is under the lid covering the cockpit garbage can, bottom side of the lid. My oil placard is on the forward bulkhead in the engine room near the isolator
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  • davidbrooksdavidbrooks Annapolis MDPosts: 299Member ✭✭✭
    Thanks @Liberty44140. That is what I was hoping.  Ever been inspected? Hoping the garbage one is OK there.
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  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,261Member ✭✭✭
    since buying a year ago I have not been inspected but I know the PO was inspected by the Local Cg auxiliary or another approved inspector as he had a previous sticker. 
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  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 1,984Member ✭✭✭✭
    What @Liberty44140 said is standard issue.  Another good reason to get a USCG Auxiliary vessel safety check every year ... they will check that stuff for you, and make sure you are compliant.
  • davidbrooksdavidbrooks Annapolis MDPosts: 299Member ✭✭✭
    thanks all.  I did that last year.  It was easy as they hung out at the park where I launched.  Will have to schedule it.
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  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 347Member ✭✭✭
    These requirements are new to me, maybe a CGA inspection is due to cover these things I am not aware of.

    Regards,

    Ian

  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 666Member ✭✭✭
    Are you supposed to tip the inspector for this inspection?  I have a inspection scheduled for tomorrow. 
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 1,676Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 17
    I bet you should not tip the inspector, he should not take it. :)
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  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,298Moderator mod
    I dont think that they are allowed to take it........
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  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 666Member ✭✭✭
    I didn't think they could take it but I wasn't sure. The guy is going to drive to my marina and do the inspection and it's free so I figured I could at least cover his gas (20 min drive from his location). It's nice to see there are still people out there willing to help people without expecting anything in return. 
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,294Member ✭✭✭
    I tell folks that the MARPOL sticker can be in the galley on the back of a cabinet door, or even the back of the door to the head, or the back of the trash can cover.  As long as you can point it out when asked, then you should be covered.  

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,294Member ✭✭✭
    raybo3 said:
    I dont think that they are allowed to take it........
    Correct.  However it's ok to offer a bottle of water.  :)

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • davidbrooksdavidbrooks Annapolis MDPosts: 299Member ✭✭✭
    Thanks @Stodge.  with my last boat I had run my wife and kids through the drill making them aware of where everything was so they could confidently answer questions in my absence.  As I was normally pulling the truck and trailer up when the CG Aux was approaching.  These placards weren't a requirement on my last boat as it was under the 26Ft limit.  West Marine sells a pack of all 3 placards if you need them.  I put the MARPOL sticker under the lid on the aft trash can.  
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  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,294Member ✭✭✭
    Most CG Auxiliary vessel examiners have them on hand for folks who need them.  ;)

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,261Member ✭✭✭
    A few years ago the local police boat gave me an uninvited inspection. I went to pull out our safety gear and the officer said "sir please stop and don't move" which i did. He then turned to the admiral and asked her to retrieve the gear. She knew where the key items were but it was a good lesson. Ended up with a safety sticker so i was glad to be stopped. 
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  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 666Member ✭✭✭
    I a auxiliary coast guard do my vessel inspection today and I failed the inspection for my MC numbers not being in the block style letters. Everything else passed but they would not issue me a sticker. They told me I can fix it and send him a pic of it and he would drop the sticker off at my house. 
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,261Member ✭✭✭
    Yea I remember reading somewhere that block are required. What did you have? Something more curved?
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  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 666Member ✭✭✭
    Yea I remember reading somewhere that block are required. What did you have? Something more curved?

  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,261Member ✭✭✭
    Ahh, hopefully they were not too expensive. I got mine on Ebay for something like $10 delivered. Block (color white since my boat is black) but they were a decal like I'm sure those were. Nice to have them as a decal so that they are straight.
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  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 666Member ✭✭✭
    They were cheap and came as a decal like you stated and I applied myself. I just want d something that matched and looked good on my boat. I really like the ones I have and the font and color match the decal for my boat name so it kills me to remove them. 
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,294Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 20
    Where is your state sticker?  Guessing that's an old photo.  

    Michigan law on registration "MC" numbers:
    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10365_10884_11578-34770--,00.html

    Technically he is correct to say you are not meeting the legal requirements.  Something else to keep in mind with VSCs.  Nobody else sees these forms.  They are for you and the inspector.  You can present them to a law enforcement officer when boarded to try and expedite their inspection.  The inspector signs the form saying you met the requirements.  So if another agency looks at your boat and feels you didn't meet those requirements, they can go back to the inspector and ask for an explanation.

    @shawnmjr  BTW the guy that does vinyl at Gibraltar Trade Center makes nice MC numbers on a sheet, in many colors and fonts.  I had him do a 2 tone set that look like outlined letters for my center console.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 666Member ✭✭✭
    @Stodge I do have state stickers on. This was when I first bought the boat and I just got done putting the numbers on. I didn't think about carrying the sheet with me but that's a good idea. I think I'm gonna change the numbers just to be 100% compliant. I is d to love Gibraltar trade center for stuff like that but they closed the one down the street from me. I will have to go to the mount Clements Gibraltar one of these days and check it out. I appreciate the feedback. 
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