I just looked at the 2011 West Marine catelog and they have a product that will work. It is Boatnumbersplate.com which custom creates the entire series of numbers on a glue on product. $40 and you provide your own hypalon glue.
03-18-2011 07:47 AM
hypalon lettering issue
There are hypalon letter kits that are made for that purpose. They come with glue and instructions and are available in different colors. I have used them and they held up.
02-04-2010 04:36 PM
Originally Posted by Gene T
You can get inflatable boat paint at a marine store. The paint needs to be flexible or it will just peal off. I have used it on Hypalon and it works well.
Does anyone know the brand name of this paint? Does WestMarine carry it? I'd like to buy some!
02-04-2010 02:49 PM
I do not have to have registration letters on the dink but just TT Elephants Child.
So I want to put that on the black panel I will create with the balck hypalon paint but want to use a yellow or white paint. Guess I will just try something waterbased and external. The dink is permantly inflated so flex should not be a big issue.
Thanks for merging my unintentional double post. I have wifi problems at times.
02-04-2010 11:08 AM
Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
just buy a piece of lexan and put some letters on that and hang from port/stbd via lines.
Here in Maryland, I don't think it's legal to hang removeable ID boards from your dinghy anymore. ??
02-04-2010 11:03 AM
I've had good luck using stencils with a permanent black magic marker for the number on my Archilles. If I had old numbers to remove, I'ld try using an inflatable boat cleaner and lots of rubbing and rags.
02-04-2010 10:31 AM
Vinyl numbers came off our dink pretty quick. I bought stencils and used a large black sharpie 'permanent' marker to put on the numbers over light gray hypalon. It fades after about 6 months so I give it a touch up. Takes about 15 min. to redo
02-04-2010 09:25 AM
We had two threads and I merged them. I also replied to the other thread and had not seen the responses. I guess my only response that is valid is the piece of lexan.
02-04-2010 09:20 AM
You can buy vinyl letters pretty cheap, or do what we did on one of ours, and just buy a piece of lexan and put some letters on that and hang from port/stbd via lines.
Just some thoughs. Not sure what paint would stick to that stuff. Others may know better.
02-04-2010 09:06 AM
My problem is the only hypalon paint colour I can get down here in the BVI is black and getting paint shipped down is problamatical at best.
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