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sailordave 11-23-2011 03:50 PM

Vinyl Graphics on hull
 
Seeing the Volvo racers w/ their cool graphics and knowing a little about "wrapping" vehicles, I got to thinking. Since I sail on the MUDDY Chesapeake Bay and white hulled boats end up w/ an unsightly brown smear on the bow, what if we "wrapped the front third of the boat topsides in either a clear vinyl or even a graphic? I'm sure it wouldn't be cheap, but it might keep the boat looking a whole lot better and cut down on the waxing/buffing cycyle. Just curious.

speciald 11-23-2011 04:17 PM

I just had my boats made with "mustache" colored hull gel coat.

Barquito 11-23-2011 04:37 PM

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Or hire a starving artist (or drunk college student) to do a master work on your boat.

sailortjk1 11-23-2011 05:09 PM

Not sure about about the clear idea, but lots of the Professional Fishing Teams and Racing Go Fast Boats are completely wrapped.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u...0Miami20FL.jpg

Why couldn't you do a sail boat in a complete wrap? Seems like it would be fine.

djodenda 11-23-2011 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sailortjk1 (Post 799973)

Why couldn't you do a sail boat in a complete wrap? Seems like it would be fine.

No, it would be just WRONG!!!

KIVALO 11-23-2011 06:58 PM

I really like the idea of a hull wrap on a sailboat. The graphics are pretty cool looking. Anyone know where they can be found online or these custom?

Brad

s/v KIVALO

sailordave 11-23-2011 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djodenda (Post 800001)
No, it would be just WRONG!!!

Yeah, I don't want something gaudy like that. What I AM wondering about is putting a layer of clear vinyl on the bow area to keep it from getting gross from the muddy water.

jimgo 11-25-2011 01:32 AM

It wouldn't have to be clear, just match the hull color. Or not...you could easily change the hull color that way.

Greg Hoar 01-05-2012 09:58 AM

Boat Wraps
 
We wrap loads of boats, take a look at Home - Wild Vinyl Boat Wraps

Tbrad 01-05-2012 01:09 PM

what the heck is "waxing and buffing"??!


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