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Wellll.........I think the Comic Sans looks the best but I think the name of a vessel still should be on the stern, not sides. But then if I get my cat and have a dingy on davits then no one will know who I am..........Hmmm.......could be good.
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Yeah, the problem with the stern is there is a rudder and outboard on there. You are right tho, Maybe it needs to go on the stern. I would have to make it a lot smaller.

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How about this one?



Here is the other side, slanted the other way:


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AllThumbs----- on my double ender with the pointed stern i have the hailing port ( DULUTH MN ) on each side at the stern, and the name (ELAINE TYLER) on each side near the bow. i don't have numbers , since it is documented.

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Well, I was getting ready to order the vinyl letting for the registration and name.

But alas, I was bored today. I got done teaching early, and the weather sucks, so I started to think of ways I could do the lettering myself. Here is my attempt. Warning, this should only be attempted by folks who have too much time on thier hands:

First, I went to walmart and bought a roll of shelf lining material. It's self adhesive with a paper backing. I want to use it as a masking material for painting the numbers on the boat. I picked up a second roll which is "low tack - repositionable", without the paper backing too. Total cost: $5.08 for both.

Next, I drew up the registration numbers in autocad. 3" tall, I used "Arial Black" as the font and made it Italics just for fun. This can be done in Word too, but I couln't figure out how to reverse the text in Word, and I know how to do it in CAD. I printed the reversed letters on the back of the lining material. On the paper backing side.



Next, I cut out the letters. I left the outside of the letters as the paint mask.



Last, I stuck the plastic side of the mask to the Low tack lining material. This will just hold the mask together while I position it on the boat.



Basically it will go like this:

1) peel the backing paper off the mask
2) carefully place numbers in position and stick
3) remove the low tack plastic
4) paint the numbers on
5) remove the shelf liner mask

If I have success, I will do the boat name too.

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Well here are the results of this method:




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Got the boat home and the mast back up on the old rig for now


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Ran the halyards back. I like it. A couple weeks to launch....


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Great series!! Are you going to paint or powder coat the mast and boom now that you have spent so much effort on the hull?


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nahhh. Not worth it to me.

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Eric

I've been away for a while in the UK and just got back in time to see the photo of your boat on its trailer. It looks fantastic. You have done a great job. And just wait till you get it in the water.......!

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Leith (rhymes with teeth) is the port of the City of Edinburgh in Scotland. A Leither is someone who comes from that area.

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky - I left my shoes and socks there, I wonder if they're dry?
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