Our boat numbers are designed to be easily installed in one strip. However, once installed they are individual pieces." There is no connecting background unless requested." Your boat numbers will have a nice painted on look once installed.Our Boat Number Decals are sold as a set Right & Left Side. All US States require 3" inch tall numbers and letters spaced by 2 or 3 inches between the letters and numbers, Minnesota requires 3 inches. See the example photo above. If you have more questions give us a call.