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Distinctive lines of paint and figures on bow

Hi folks,

I've noticed some builders put a stylized figure in the forward end of the line of paint on the hull just under the gunwale. For example, Hinckleys have a line of paint on each side of the hull, with a short break in the line near the bow, and then "wings" at the bow. Tartans have a little two-sided arrowhead after the break in the line of paint. C&Cs have two breaks in the line of paint and then a little plus sign.

(1) Does anybody know the name for this line of paint and the identifying figure when it comes to the bow?

(2) Is there a page that brings these together and shows the different designs for each boatbuilder to help identify the manufacturer or another boat on the water?

Thanks
Keith
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