A Welch Boat Name Called Naid Taid From Indian Shores

Sometimes a nationality gets in to a theme of a boats name.

The boat owner and I had many options on what dragon was going to be used for this

Naid Taid Boat Name Proofs

Naid Taid Boat Name Proofs

boat name project. The Welch dragon is well known symbol that are on Welch flags.

I gave the customer many designs to choose from. Most of the time I create a design that the customer likes within the first 3-5 designs. I tried to incorporate the dragon as best I could with the font my customer liked.

Naid Taid means “Mother’s Tide”.

The boat owner decided he loved proof #4 and told me to move forward!

I printed the Nain Taid boat name in two sepperate colors and placed one on top of the other to create a shadow effect.

In this caseit would be black lettering and a red dragon with a grey shadow. This is concidered a 3 colored boat name job.

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Contact the boat Name Guy for a free consultation. He will come out to your boat andNain-Taid-Boat-Name brainstorm some ideas with you. Will take precise measurements and photographs to help with the proofing process. He will continue the momentum till your boat name is installed.

 

How a Dogs Name “Stew Canoe” was Turned into a Boat Name

Caricature of Dog Used for Boat Name

I really enjoyed working with John and his dog “Stew Canoe”. John said he wanted to put his dog’s caricature on his boat. And call it the Stew Canoe. His dog took over Stew-Canoeeverything. Cute little dog, unless you got close to him. Then the growling started.Stew-Canoe-Caricature

John supplied me with a photo to go by so I could draw Stew. I started with some light pencil outlines and then re drew the drawing in pen and ink. After I had the drawing approved I went to my scanner to scan the caricature. I needed to digitize the drawing so I could get vectored art lines so I can make detailed changes. I need vector art work to do most of my boat names.

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Next the proof was sent to John and his wife for the final proofing.

The next day the Boat Name Guy had the graphics installed.

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Contact the boat Name Guy for a free consultation. He will come out to your boat and brainstorm some ideas with you. Will take precise measurements and photographs to help with the proofing process. He will continue the momentum till your boat name is installed.

 

Treasure Island Boat Name Arrr… Wet Dream

Some Boat Names are wetter than others

A Nice couple from Treasure Island had me do there boat name after they did an exstensive search on boat names and how to go about it. They found my Craigslist wet-dreamadvertisment first and was please of the designs I had done in the past.

They texted me and explainded there idea of what they wanted. I replied back asked for there email so I could send them my guaranteed first proof at no charge. They were impressed by what I designed for them so far and they gave me the deposit to move forward on there design. The deposit also goes to the materials needed. In this case 10 yrds for each color. Red, blue and black.

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As I continued the unlimited proofs, we finally came to the look they wanted. They asked Wet-Dream-Fabricatethat the name be curved like it was on two waves. They asked that the blue letters be outlined in red with a cast shadow of black. It was the final proof. It was all good to go to print.

For me to apply graphics it isn’t always the most comfortable areas, not to mention I have to work around the hot extremes and rain. New graphics before they are installed and heat or water does not mix.  In some cases I need to actually get in the water to put the boat names in the right spot. The area we planned for the boat name lays right on the water line. So we needed to get to a sand bar at high tide so I was able to reach this area. Slowly and carefully each color was placed on the boat to make the name complete.

Sand-Bar-Install

 

 

Boat Name Installation instructions

Doing Your Boat Name Yourself Can Be Easy

Weather you buy your boat name through a online sign shop or your local sign guy. It should be close to the same material.

You want to make sure who ever prints your graphics they are using the correct material that will sustain under harsh outside elements.

There is a difference!

A 3 year calendared, Averey vinyl will not last as long as an 8 year, 3M premium vinyl. They will both look the same when you first apply it, but after a few years you will see your graphics shrink up to a half inch or more. If when you are installing and you need to pop any persistent holes… Those pin point holes will open up. That is why it is important NOT to pop any bubbles for the first week.

Make sure you have all the tools you will need before you start the install.

You will need the following:
Acetone or Ammonia, Rapid Tac Installation Spray Liquid, and a Squeegee.
Application should not be attempted if temperature is below 55° Fahrenheit. Or hotter than 80 ° Fahrenheit.  Also a windy day is not recommended.
The area must be cleaned using Acetone to remove all wax and dirt.

Your Boat Name Installation Instructions:

1. Once area has been cleaned use the Rapid Tac Spray (shake well before use) and generously spray the area where the lettering is to be applied.  Do not wipe off this solution.

2. Place the lettering face down on a clean, flat surface.  Peel away the protective wax paper backing.  The lettering will remain adhered to the application tape with the sticky side of the lettering now exposed.  Be very careful not to allow the lettering to flip over onto itself as this will cause your sign to be damaged. Generously spray the sticky side of the lettering with the Rapid Tac spray this will stop the lettering from sticking.

3. While the area is still wet, place the lettering in the desired location. The Rapid Tac spray will allow you to move the lettering around until you get it into place.

4. Starting from the center, using the squeegee provided, gently rub the lettering from the center out and in all directions. Continue to squeegee until all liquid and air is removed from underneath lettering.

5. Wait 1 minute and spray the Rapid Tac over the application tape and squeegee again. Allow lettering to dry completely (approx. 30 minutes).

6. Slowly peel off the translucent application tape starting from the upper corner and pull down at a angle. The vinyl lettering will stay adhered to the surface. Note: If the lettering is not sticking to surface, repeat the squeegee process and let dry longer.

If you don’t think that these boat name installation instructions are easy it is OK! I can help you with any part of these instructions. Please contact me if you have any questions or if you would like me to come out and install for you.

HINTS:

*Easy-Off oven cleaner removes old painted letters, followed by white vinegar to remove any yellowing.
*Heat gun and a rubber scraper removes old vinyl letters.
*Any leftover air bubbles may be remedied by exposure to the sun, and if not they can be popped with a pin

Buzz Mobile, The Perfect Boat Name on sixty foot Yacht

Buzz Mobile Boat Name Shows A Bit of Owners Business Logo

A Large 63 foot yacht was just purchased and the owner of this beauty called me to get the ball rolling on some design ideas. The owner and I made an appointment to meet at the boat. I got there a little earlier to get on top of the photographs and measurements that I would need later to create proofs for the owner to see the boat name on his yacht before I go to print. After meeting with Paul the owner, I felt more confident on what exactly he was looking for. Paul wanted me to incorporate his bee hive that was in his work logo. It is a well known marking with all that he does at Blue Hive. With some other things he mentioned was a certain bumblebee that he won out of a toy crane at an amusement park had to be part of the theme to.

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This is another look of a proof from the Boat Name Guy

Paul and I agreed on my estimate. A small deposit and a hand shake I went to work. Paul had to leave for thirty days out of town but he wanted me to have the name up before he got back. I went right to work to show him several proofs. I laid it all out to show exactly how it would look.

 

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This was not on the boat yet. This was what a proof looks like.

I sent Paul about 7 proofs before he choose the one he wanted. He was concerned withBuzz-Time-Color my proofs that the color of the hive would be too much. So I sent him a photograph of how the two colors complimented each other.

He trusted my judgment and told me to go to print.

I started putting all the graphics together at the studio. After cutting each set of colors, I put them together as one boat name decal. I placed the yellow over the black shadow and then applied the transfer paper. All my graphics were ready for install. I left for the boat at 6am to beat the Florida heat. Also because graphics do not like the heast either. They are much harder to work with when hot.

I laid all the graphics out with tape before I applied any graphics to make sure they all

Boat name Graphics laid out before applied.

Boat name Graphics laid out before applied.

have the exact placement I showed on the proofs. I then take a step back to make sure all is correct one more time. And also to take this photo!

I continued with the install now that I know that the boat name is correct.

 

Paul was very happy with the end product. He is now asking me to continue his boat name identity by having personalized flags, cups, cozies, Marine Identity cards and Buzz Mobile graphics on the coolers and storage bins at the dock.

The Completed Buzz Mobile Boat Name

The Completed Buzz Mobile Boat Name

 

Boat Names can be shipped worldwide to any marina, business or home. Doug Rohloff the Boat Name Guy will insure delivery and help you step by step if you decide to DIY. (do it yourself) Otherwise will personally come to you to do the full installation!

The Boat Name Guy Serves the Florida’s Tampa Bay/Clearwater and Sarasota / Bradenton Area. Including: Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Bradenton and Palmetto.

 

The Ziggy Boat Name Process

The Ziggy Boat Name Process

One day I was asked if I was able to make the Ziggy boat name logo and put it on a sailboat as a boat name. I immediately started searching for the Ziggy logo. Brought back memories of my childhood when I looked in the newspaper everyday for the latest comic strip.  I found the logo and imported in to my illustration program. From there I was able to make vectored lines that I would need to cut each color of the Ziggy logo. Then I placed te logo over the photograph that my customer supplied me. After a little bit of photo-shopping and moving the letters in a perspective view, I was able to make it look like the boat name was already completed.

I sent the proof and the estimate of how much it would cost to continue designing with proofs and cut the graphics, travel and install. The customer replied back with the go ahead and a 50% deposit. 

Later that day I went to the boat to take measurements and to see exactly what I was contending with. I saw that there was a better place for me to place the logo. I explained that I would cut the blue stripping and put the boat name in between the stripping. I also explained that I would use the same color stripping that was on the boat to really tie it together. Without further explaining the boat owner told me he trusted my judgment and to do what i do best.

I went back to the shop and ordered the same blue that was on the boat. I had the yellow and started prepping the file so that when the vinyl comes in the next day I would be able to get right to work. The next day the blue came in and I went to print. I also went ahead and printed his port name as a freebee.

The next day I was back and completed the job within just three days. The customer was ecstatic when he came back from work. The Ziggy boat name was placed on both sides of his boat.

Boat Names in the Tampabay/Clearwater Area

Doug Rohloff from Dunedin, Florida has been producing boat names in the Tampabay/Clearwater are for over 15 years.

Doug the “boat name guy” will help you design your unique boat name. Just tell him the name, style, size and how big. The brand boat and the size of the boat.

The boat name guy will come out to look at your boat, take measurements and photographs of where you would like the boat name. He will then design proofs to give you ideas of how you dreamed the boat name would look like. He will then give you a final proof for you to approve.

Next is the printing process where he uses a proffessional grade plotter to cut out each color of 8 year, 3M vinyl graphics. Placing the graphics on top of each other to make a full color image or wording with optional shadows and images.

Boat Names can be shipped worldwide to any marina, business or home. Doug Rohloff the Boat Name Guy will insure delivery and help you step by step if you decide to DIY. (do it yourself) Otherwise will personally come to you to do the full installation!

The Boat Name Guy Serves the Florida’s Tampa Bay/Clearwater and Sarasota / Bradenton Area. Including: Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Bradenton and Palmetto.

 

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