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Use a heat gun or a hair dryer to losen the adhesive under the vinyl lettering.
Then you can buffed out the name shadow due to weathering.
Then using the renaming ceremony (or not) and rename your boat.
Heat gun is the best way but be sure to use on the low heat setting. It's enough to soften the vinyl. I doubt the high heat would do any harm but why chance it.
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We just did the name change thing, removing vinyl letters and replacing with new. I used a heat gun and plastic scraper to get the old letters off. A few small bits of leftover glue came off with Goo-Gone. To even up the color after the letters came off, I wet sanded the area will 400 then 600 grit paper, machine buffed it with Dupont #7 rubbing compound, then applied a few coats of Collinite Fleet Wax. (Watch out with the #7, it cuts pretty quickly, especially on feature lines and the like.)

We designed the new vinyl lettering to be a bit larger than the old. That keeps all of the color irregularity inside the name field where it is less noticeable.

I'm not going to say that the outlines of the old letters are invisible, but you really need to look to notice them. I'd say that it would be nearly impossible to remove all traces of the old letering, as the gelcoat was actually worn away around the old letters. Even if it were possible to get a perfect color match, there will be shadows from the difference in gelcoat thikness.

Good luck, and congrats on the new boat!! - Ray 'n' Cyn
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Oh, and on the Pirate thing... That is, IMHO, something that falls into the "Just because I can, doesn't mean I should" category. Keep it lightharted for everyone. If I had a yellow boat, I'd probably name it Sun Spot.
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Wow did not even think about how the decals would not have faded out like the rest of the boat....didnt even think of that! Wow this sounds a lot harder than I expected! Do you think I could take off the old lettering and put like a graphic/letter decal over top? Since the boat is yellow I worry about the fading even more, Im sure it will be signifigant.
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There's really no sense in worrying aobut something that hasn't happend yet. Take the old letters off and see what you have. If it's so bad that you need to do a cover style graphic with a solid background, you can do that. You might also find out that what you have isn't perfect, but you can live with it. It's the last 20% of Perfection that causes 80% of the Greif. I might add that our boat is 30 years old, and was wearing her original name. Your result might be better. - Ray
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Hmmm.... Maybe you should give it some time. I was not crazy about my boats name and thought about renaming. I decided to live with it for a season and see if it grew on me. It did.

You probably will never see a boat with the same name and if you do it will be a great conversation starter.

A quick search of 10,000 boat names comes up with zero.
10,000 Boat Names - Home

A quick search of the meaning of Alyvia:
"Meanings and history of the name Alyvia:
Variant spelling of Olivia.
Full of Life/ Beautifully Alive"
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"Olive"

As a lover of dirty martini's.... I kinda like it

As for the pirate stuff, have fun with it. I can't imagine why some people get all huffy about the use of centuries old pirate legend. It has little to do with the real thing and certainly nothing to do with modern piracy. They would be better off spending their time protesting the Abbot and Costello Meet Captain Kid Movie. At least they had the kit on.
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Give it some time and see if the name grows on you. Personally, I think it's a nice name.
You're going to have some discoloration. Yellow is one of the worst colors about fading. Yellow pigment does not hold up to the sun well. It will be very obvious the boat had different vinyl there. And tradition is that you get rid of everything that has the old name on it or else it's bad luck.

If I were you, I'd put up with the name until I could repaint the hull. If it were a white hull, the fade/discolor wouldn't be so bad. Being yellow, it isn't going to "rub out". I think you're not going to be very happy when you pull off the old name.
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Well maybe I should give it time - my husband instantly saw it and said I HATE IT! He had the thoughts of making a background yellowfin tuna and naming the boat "Yellowfin" -

Here is the boat in question/graphic/name - what do you all think?
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WM sells a decal remover for $7. Wipe it on, wipe it off....
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Try and peal the letters off with a scraper first. I went through the same worry about removing the name on my boat. That name had to come off. It was "Manyana why not NC". Look at the fading before planning how to fix it. It may not be that bad. Our letters came off very easily and the remaining glue was removed with a little acetone.

As for the Pirate name, do what you want. A boat is a toy. Play with it. Year ago I had a capri 14.2. We would fly a pirate flag showing Donald Duck with a knife gripped in his bill. Traditional, no. Fun yes.
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