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Re: Boot strip
A big draw back of tape is you cannot vary the width of the stripe to adjust for the curvature of the hull, causing the stripe width to look narrow at the bow and stern. If the current stripe does not make this adjustment, then I guess you wont lose anything.
I personally would not use tape.
SF is correct - a bootstripe can vary by 50% or even more in width so it appears the same width, particularly under the stern. If this isn't done correctly it will appear to narrow down at the end - it looks "insipid" and amateurish.
Tape works well for cove stripes but a boot should be gelcoat or paint to look right.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.