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Name on Portable

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I have a question. I just bought a portable fish house and I live in Minnesota. Any hints or suggestions on how to do this to have it legal with my name on it? Do I use a marker which I really don't want to use or is there a better more creative way. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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Duct tape and a black permanent marker. Ain't much to look at, but it serves the purpose.

joe

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Is there a pocket to put a sign in?

If there is print something off on the computer and buy some lamination sheets and stick it in the pocket. Use a saftey pin to close the open end of the pocket so your sign doesn't fall out. And if there isn't a pocket find a way to secure it to your house,..maybe on a zipper or the like with a piece of wire or something flexible.

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Thanks for the information. The duct taped part did not work on Lip Ripper's house last year and I do not have a pocket. I thought about laminating my name but I thought it had to be 3 inches like everything else has to be on a permanent house. I have a Fish Trap Guide House.

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If you check the regs, they lowered the height to 2 inches...which is all I have ever had anyhow. I think they did this because 2" letters are pretty standard at the hardware stores, the self sticking ones.

So if you have a pocket, this is what I did with mine.

Took a large sized cereal box and cut one side of it off. Printed off an sheet from the PC with my DL# on it, and left enough space to stick my shelter license to it. Stapled the sheet to the cardboard. Then I trimmed the cardboard to fit the sheet. Then laminate the entire thing. Stick it in the pocket and close the pocket with a safety pin.

Hope this works. They hold up really well and stay dry.

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Print it out on the computer on an 8 1/2 x11 and put it in a laminated pocket (plastic sleeve) for a 3 ring binder and safety pin it to your house on the top and bottom to keep it from flapping around. Than you can keep your shelter license in it and displayed, and take it to another shelter if you use multiple shelters.

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Remember, too, that portables are now required to have reflector tape. As with duct tape, it doesn't stay too well with the take-down and put-up of the portable -- at least mine didn't last year.

Our neighbor states are so much more reasonable about portables -- no license, no name/driver's license no. affixed, etc. My license fees this year will put me over the top of the price I paid for my little Sno-Boat portable.

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I used a white paint marker to put my licence number on my small portable. Found it in the fabric section at wally world. I thaught it might flake off but so far it seems ok.

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Would it work to print it off and laminate it and stick some velcro to it and to your house? I think if you use a pretty long strip at each corner it should hold in the wind. Then you can remove it if you need when taking down or transporting.
Tully

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Portables are only required to have reflective tape if left on the ice overnite.

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About the reflector issue...
Is required for those shelters left
on the ice OVERNIGHT. So I guess if you
don't leave it out all night you are okay??

It is only common sense that they should be required during hours of darkness, something
like "from sunset to sunrise". The way it
is now, it would be like requiring them
on bicycles, only if you rode all night!!!

It will probably take someone getting run over at 6pm and a lawsuit against the state
to have it changed @#@#$$%%

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I took a piece of white cloth and wrote on it with a permanent marker and then safety pinned it to the portable. The paint marker is another good idea.

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You guys have some great ideas thanks. Here is my other question. Now that I have 2 houses I only need a license for 1 so if I have one already on my other house can't i just get a $2.50 duplicate and put that on my Fish trap. Next year I will have it so I can move it from both of my houses but as far as the state goes I am really surprised you don't have to buy a license for each house.

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I think the reflector requirement is needed when towing a sled behind an ATV or snowmobile also.

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Hoovey, did the marker stay on even when it got wet? It sounds like a great and EASY idea.

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I have tried several things but what really works well is white, stain blocking primer (like KILZ). It is very flexible and will not peel off. Only thing is, its permanent.
Polar Bear

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I don't know if you can do the duplicate thing. I always bought 2. One for the permanent house and one for my portables. I never used the portables at the same time.

As for the display I did it like the others said. Using MS Word and playing w/ the different fonts. Then after I found one that worked I used the laminator at work and sealed it up. I use safety pins to attach them to the portable houses. If you need the fonts I can get them to you.

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why not just copy your license and laminate it, heck you already bought one! why pay more?
we are taxed to the hilt here in MN!

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Lip Ripper,

After 3 years of use and abuse, the sign is still in good condition.

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