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Old 06-02-2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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I noticed something different on the 2010 boat registration decals that were not on previous decals (that I'm aware of). It appears as though the stickers no longer have a plain colored background, but rather have a design or watermark.
Would this be to curb counterfeit decals? I can't imagine anybody trying to get away with something like that, but then again, I've seen just about everything!
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:44 PM   #2
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I noticed something different on the 2010 boat registration decals that were not on previous decals (that I'm aware of). It appears as though the stickers no longer have a plain colored background, but rather have a design or watermark.
Would this be to curb counterfeit decals? I can't imagine anybody trying to get away with something like that, but then again, I've seen just about everything!
Well they cost a lot more then last year, they must be made of gold now. I wouldn't blame a poor chap for trying.
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I remember a story from years ago in the Nashua newspaper. A customer at the Lechmere store was printing fake auto inspection stickers on the color printers. Someone called the police and they arrested or ticketed him. This was back when a color printer was still an expensive novelty.

I also remember having some fun back in those days with early laser printers and FAX machines. You could make some really convincing fake documents and FAX them to your friends. Almost lost a few friends that way.
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If you were ever to get pulled over, you'd need to provide the proof of registration. Once they call in your fake reg #, you're sure to get hooked up...

Just seems like a huge risk to save $50, IMO.
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If you were ever to get pulled over, you'd need to provide the proof of registration. Once they call in your fake reg #, you're sure to get hooked up...

Just seems like a huge risk to save $50, IMO.
Well lets put it in prospective.. a go fast boat owner is not going to do it they are like pull me over red on the highway, but maybe a guy with a little boat with about 10 HP that gets to the lake 2 weekends a year... when he is not working
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I noticed something different on the 2010 boat registration decals that were not on previous decals (that I'm aware of). It appears as though the stickers no longer have a plain colored background, but rather have a design or watermark.
Would this be to curb counterfeit decals? I can't imagine anybody trying to get away with something like that, but then again, I've seen just about everything!
The watermark states:

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Official Use Only
But what I found funny is the warning on the decal's backing:

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NH Department of Safety
Resident Stickers
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PLUS this Common-Sense Statement...

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"Always have your numbers/characters reading from left to right."
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The watermark states:
For official use only
So, if this year's sticker is for official use only, what was the intended purpose of prior year's decals?
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So, if this year's sticker is for official use only, what was the intended purpose of prior year's decals?
Unofficial use.
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