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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.
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I just had my boats made with "mustache" colored hull gel coat.
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Or hire a starving artist (or drunk college student) to do a master work on your boat.
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Not sure about about the clear idea, but lots of the Professional Fishing Teams and Racing Go Fast Boats are completely wrapped.



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

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Why couldn't you do a sail boat in a complete wrap? Seems like it would be fine.
No, it would be just WRONG!!!

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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?

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

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Boat Wraps

We wrap loads of boats, take a look at Home - Wild Vinyl Boat Wraps
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what the heck is "waxing and buffing"??!
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