Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Alta Loma, Ca.
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I went through this when I first bought our boat. I used a razor blade with dulled corners as mentioned above. I did not use a regular heat gun as the temp is way to high and could damage the gel coat. I regular hair dryer at medium to high setting will loosen the letters so you can get the blade under. Also, alot of patience as this is not a quick process. I paid a little extra and had a professional make the new name and apply to both sides and add the hailing port to our stern. We were very happy with the finished result. Good Luck
Long Beach, Ca.
s/v Namaste - 86 Catalina 30 , Tall Rig
The optimist expects the wind. The pessimist complains about the wind. The realist adjusts the sails.
Last edited by swadiver; 05-06-2010 at 12:12 AM.