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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

 

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.

 

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.

Stew-Canoe-ScanStew-Canoe-Pc

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.

Stew-Canoe

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.

 

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