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TOPIC: Cutting in an SI Number for ES-TRIN

Cutting in an SI Number for ES-TRIN 29 Apr 2020 13:47 #115614

And to remove the confusion added by my last post - the ENI / EIN is an EIGHT digit number eg 03150121!

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Cutting in an SI Number for ES-TRIN 29 Apr 2020 11:59 #115608

In an attempt to clear up any confusion the number that should be displayed on the hull is the 10 digit unique ship identification number (ENI or EIN) eg 031501121. It only has to be displayed not necessarily engraved - sticky numbers, beautiful sign-writing or a cast brass plate are all acceptable. The SI number eg SI 16839 NL is the number of the Certificate (on front page) and it is linked to the ship by the the ship identification number (page 2 box 3)

National registration numbers may have more stringent requirements for displaying.
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Cutting in an SI Number for ES-TRIN 26 Mar 2020 22:27 #114925

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Hi Richard
if you get a rounded end cold chisel aprox 4mm the ones used for cutting oil groves in white bearings or make one out of a small cold chisel this is what i did for my tool box it will work very well just mark out and go slow i would have taken a photo of it but am in lock down at the momment and cannot get to my tools so hav provided a sketch
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Cutting in an SI Number for ES-TRIN 26 Mar 2020 21:22 #114924

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Thanks to Balliol, Chris and Tam - and I now have a plan of action.

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Cutting in an SI Number for ES-TRIN 26 Mar 2020 17:51 #114917

Balliol Fowden wrote: In days of old a good hard sharp cold chisel was used.


Which is what I used on the back of the wheelbox for Friesland. I spread it over 2 or three days to give my hands (and ears) a break. I've done a lot of signwriting and simply marked them out in chlak, but Chris's template idea could be used to transfer the numbers before cutting them in.

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Cutting in an SI Number for ES-TRIN 26 Mar 2020 17:22 #114916

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I did it using a template made from paper. Download the font 'dotline' (free for personal use at www.fontspace.com/dotline-font-f6023 ) then using Word or a graphics package, size letters correctly and create a template . Print it out on A4, tape in position and use a centre punch to pop through the centre of each dot. To get a clearer number, I opened up the punched centres carefully by drilling each one using about 4mm HSS drill bit as a counter sink until the dots almost merge. Careful it doesn't slip and break into the next dot while drilling.

See attached template example.

Richard N Pentreath wrote: There must be owners out there who have needed to cut in a new SI Number on the top surface of a fuel tank in 5 cm high digits. If so, how did you set about doing this? The only technique I can think of is to find a vibro engraving tool somewhere. But there is already an older, smaller number on the other tank that definitely wasn't done by that method, but still looks far too big for a punch set.

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Cutting in an SI Number for ES-TRIN 26 Mar 2020 16:15 #114915

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In days of old a good hard sharp cold chisel was used.

The Belgian authorities cut our new numbers in with a large centre pop, just lines of dots.

In the UK we used to identify our boats with welded lettering.

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Cutting in an SI Number for ES-TRIN 26 Mar 2020 16:10 #114914

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There must be owners out there who have needed to cut in a new SI Number on the top surface of a fuel tank in 5 cm high digits. If so, how did you set about doing this? The only technique I can think of is to find a vibro engraving tool somewhere. But there is already an older, smaller number on the other tank that definitely wasn't done by that method, but still looks far too big for a punch set.

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