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Vinyl is the only way to go. Cost and ease of application is a no-brainer and done right will look good.
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i had my buddy (graphic designer) draw original artwork, took it to a sign shop and had it scanned then pressed onto one vinyl sticker (uv res.). got the big one for the stern, two for the sides and a few real small ones for kicks. whole deal cost me 80 bucks. i would think individual letters may be tough to align perfectly?

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i had my buddy (graphic designer) draw original artwork, took it to a sign shop and had it scanned then pressed onto one vinyl sticker (uv res.). got the big one for the stern, two for the sides and a few real small ones for kicks. whole deal cost me 80 bucks. i would think individual letters may be tough to align perfectly?
I like your graphic.

the vinyl letters come pre-arraigned on a single sheet. You just peel the backing off the entire sheet and stick it to the boat. After rubbing down all the letters really well, you just peel off the sheet leaving the letters behind. I did it a total of 7 times on Legacy, the name on either side of the boat, either side of the boom, the stern, dock steps, then home port on the stern as well. Yeah, a bit of overkill, but you can always identify her.

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