Wondering why you want a vinyl stencil.... why not apply a vinyl name/decal?
However if you want to stencil it you could make your own out of any self-sticking material like "mac-tac" shelving sheets.
But nowadays vinyl decals can be quite elaborate and won't cost much more, if any more, than having a 'stencil' cut....
True.. but while I'm a "youn'un" relatively speaking, when it comes to this kind of thing I'm old-school. I used to be into muscle cars and hot rods, and nothing peeved me more than vinyl over paint instead of a proper paint job. I always thought of it as taking the easy way out, and I *hated* feeling that raised edge. And then there's the risk of catching an edge when cleaning, etc.. AAAaaargh! Some may (and do) disagree, but it's just my opinion on the issue..
So while it's not exactly the same thing, and I don't have a problem with having a vinyl name on a boat (I know most of you do) I'd just be unhappy having it on *my* boat. Plus it's got enough plastic on it already
Yes, I may be unreasonable and stubborn, but at least I know it
And you're absolutely right, especially if I go the ghosting route where the design is extremely simple - I can cut it out myself..
Didn't want to hijack the thread with the merits of vinyl over paint, so you may now resume your regularly scheduled programming of kickass boats with kickass names..