Project: Add name
decals to hull
Cost: $140 for decals
We've had offline for almost
18 months now, and still don't have the name on the hull.
Well, that has been remedied. Offline's name
is now plainly visible on both sides of the hull.
The decals were ordered from Boat U.S. in
January. My wife gave me these decals as a Christmas
present, but we didn't get them ordered until later. The
image at the top of this (and most of the pages on this site) is
a representation of the name decal.
The folks at Boat U.S. Graphics were very
friendly and helpful, and I appreciate their help when I ran
into problems with ordering the decals online. I received
the decals less than a week after the order was placed, and
they've been sitting on my shelf waiting for it to warm up
enough for me to apply them.
||The preparation of the hull
was fairly straight-forward. I apologize for not getting
any photos of this part of the process.
The hull was cleaned of dirt, and wax
using a 2:1 mixture of water and denatured alcohol. After
the hull was dried with terry cloth towels, the hull was
measured, and blue tape was used to mark the area where the
decal would be applied.
The decals ship with a backing that is
removed and discarded, and an application tape which carries the
letters to the hull.
A mixture of soapy water was then sprayed
on the backs of the decals and the hull. This facilitated
getting the decals on the hull, and allowed movement to adjust
the positioning of the letters.