On the hard
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bellingham, WA.
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The sight lines run on the edge of the bottom of the caprail above and at the waterline below. The other tape edges are one half the width of the tape away from the surface to paint. When free laying stripes and lines, you set markers at specified distances from a measured line. Then you tack one end and sight along the markers while laying and point tacking the tape from one end to the other. I used to be able to get within 1/64" over 50'. You never seal your tape until you're certain it's dead on. I used to lay up stripes by hand on aircraft all the time so it's no issue for me. I did all of my numbering and letters by hand. I detest stencils because they always wrinkle or bleed under the edges.
Baggett and Sons Marine Restoration
The Landing at Colony Wharf
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