Is that skull and crossbones sticker part of the rest of the decals or one of those 'personal touches' that the previous owner put on there? It has the right colouring to be original but the sticker sticks out more than the other labels.
it's definitely an "aftermarket" non-original decal that should be removed!
just noticed your another local guy. the scull and cross bones is local bike store Deep Cove Cycles
in north vancouver. maybe previous owner frequented the store. i'd leave it on.
couple nice bikes there. i saw the marin on craigs for a long time. thought about having a look
at it myself. the price was right.
there is a bike show in richmond at toxik harald paint shop may 5th.
mark it on your calendar and bring both bikes out. the more the merrier.
or just come out and say hi.