Category: Marine Identity

Re-Doing A Boat Name from Krissy to Pair O’ Docs

There is always that feeling when re-doing a boat name. Will the boat forgive me that I changed its name? Maybe spiritually the boat likes its name. It has gone this far with no problems. Then there is that fear that it is bad luck to change a name.

Well I have a few ways to get around these little traditional problems!

  1. Put the old name underneath the boat. Keep the name but don’t tell anyone! Have the old name reprinted in a smaller font and placed under the boats bow.
  2. Have your boat baptized as a re-born vessel. The boat will feel like it has a new start in life. Don’t forget to completely sage your boat. To learn more about using sage contact a Celestial Circle Metaphysical Store.
  3. Doing a renaming ceremony might be for you if your really religious. Inviting your friends and family to participate in a spiritual ceremony with a priest and a nun might be what you need to get through these changing times. Your family may think you just found a premature reason to drink before getting the boat in the water. But also calling so many people to your boat and pointing out the issue with your new boat seems to be just as unlucky to already have such a problem.

Removing Boat Name Krissy

What happens when you are removing a name that has been on a boat for 8 to ten years is that it preserves what is behind the lettering. The graphics stop the UV lighting and weathering effects. It preserves that new boat shine and stops the aging process in its tracks. 

 

I slowly removed the name with Windex, a painter’s scraper razor and a heat gun. This process needs to be done with caution!  When using a heat gun you risk burning and cracking the gel coat. Just adding a little bit of heat at a time right before the vinyl begins to melt.

After removing as much of the vinyl as you can use a moderate amount of Windex. Then use the razor blade scrapper on a 40 degree angle or less to prevent digging into the gel coat.

Next use liberal amounts of acetone on a rag to remove the adhesive. Keep turning the rag over to a new area to prevent rubbing the glue back on to the boat. Here is where you are going to use the most elbow grease.  It may be necessary for you to continue using the paint scrapper to remove the entire amount of adhesive. You don’t want to use a buffer until you remove it all! When complete it is possible that you will see the ghost of the name still. This is where you may want to use water and a very fine grit sand paper. Only rubbing the areas where the graphics were.

It may also be necessary to apply several coats of a compound wax cleaner to remove all of the ghosting. Sometimes you will still be left with the ghosting when you look at it in a certain angle. It really depends how long the name was there. With this project it was estimated that the name was on the boat when it was purchased new in 2003. That makes the name 13 yrs old. That is a long time especially in warmer climates areas.

After many proofs and making sure what the customer was looking for I immediately went to print. Pair O’ Docs is a two color, black lettering with a gold metallic. Both colors were printed separate and then placed on the boat together.

After the name was installed additional coats of wax were applied.

Pair O' Docs

 

Boat Lettering and Graphics in Pinellas County, Florida Designed and Installed by the Boat Name Guy

Boat Name Guy has Your Boat Name Designed and Installed in Pinellas County 

The Boat Name Guy is a fast acting, creative one stop shop for boat name lettering, logos and registration numbers. The Boat Name Guy (B.N.G.) also produces a large range of marine identity personalization products.

Custom made signs, flags, Marine ID-Cards, License plates and apparel.

From the proofing to the installation and or shipping, Boat Name Guy will make your boat name experience a breeze. B.N.G. takes your boat name serious and will continue the momentum until you are 100% satisfied. You will remember the Boat Name Guy for his professionalism and speedy attention to the details that go behind into a boat name theme Identity.

Boat Names in Pinellas County

Boat Name Guy Has You Covered In Pinellas County, Florida

B.N.G. has always admired the Pinellas County area as one of the largest boat community’s in the world.  An area like this needed a dedicated boat name designer that is NOT also busy with other lines of work in the sign industry.  With so many sign companies saying they will get back to you, but never do… Websites that claim they have a large design team crew that always comes up short on their design ideas.

Not to mention the websites that offer the customer to design it themselves with a limited resource of fonts and graphics. With the hundreds of marinas, lagoons and boat sale showrooms there had to be someone that a boat owner could rely on.

Boat Name Guy can help you as soon as you are ready to make a name for your boat. With the easy Boat Identity Form you can have a response quickly and affordable. No job is too small, whether it is a dingy in Largo or a 63’ Yacht in Tarpon Springs. B.N.G will be there to help you! If your boat is in the water at Shell Key in Tierra Verde Pinellas County, or on a trailer on the Dunedin Causeway. Boat Name Guy has you covered!

The Boat Name Guy can also deliver or ship your graphics anywhere in the world with complete and accurate boat name installation instructions. B.N.G also has step by step tutorials on Youtube for a better visual understanding of the whole boat name process.

 

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.

Nain-Taid-Graphics

 

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.

 

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.

Buzz-Time-Design

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.

 

Buzz-Mobile-Proof

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.

 

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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