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Old 25 April 2004, 14:32   #1
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Boat lettering/naming

In my quest to find things out, I was wondering how you guys name your boats. Vinyl lettering is the most common, but does it stick well to the tubes? I'm about to put some letters somewhere on my boat, but am not sure where.... I'm fast running out of space on the side of the console.
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Old 25 April 2004, 14:40   #2
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try warming the tubes before you stick on the lettering so they are nice and dry and make sure they are clean
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try putting a patch on the tube and then put the vinyl lettering on the patch and heat them up with a hot air gun and roll them down . the patch will not expand and contract as much as the tube and the letters should stay on longer
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I don't really fancy putting a patch on much.......
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Tim,

Just had my tubes lettered with a specific material, don't know what it's called but the supplier has done ribs before. It went on well Saturday AM and is still looking good, no photo's I'm afraid.
I went through a printer/sign company www.therightsign.com and ask for Marc Rowlinson. He also did my console vinyl and life ring lettering.

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i think its called banner lettering it about 50p a letter (40mm) over here on the island
and it is more flexible than most vinyls due to the constant heating up and cooling down of the sponsons boat mart advertise a couple of graphic companies for this job www.cutsigns.co.uk
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Tim!
Coincidentally, I was just speaking to a company called Wet & Wild based in Hamble. http://www.wild-graphics.co.uk/index2.htm

They provide decals for all sorts and they use a specific type of material for RIBs called "Flexivinyl" which apparently works very well on tubes because it swells and contract with the tubes. The lady I spoke to claimed that this material stays on for years so this might be well worth following up. They're probably one of the most popular in this area and worth a look. If you call them make sure you have an idea of length/height of the word(s) you want to apply and maybe how many letters in the name. Make sure and specify Flexivinyl or that it's for tubes on your RIB. Price also varies depending on single/mulit colour etc.

Hope that helped.

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Just gave "wet and wild" a call. This flexi stuff isn't cheap; 2 per letter plus vat! That's gona cost..... However, their product does seem pretty good, so I think I will go for that, I just hope it stays on!
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Just ordered with Wet and Wild. It was 40 with postage and vat. It takes 5 working days. They were a very friendly bunch, so as long as the graphics are OK I would strongly recommend them!
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I'm glad it worked out Tim. Let me know how they hold up. I'm confident it should do the trick as they are one of the leading outfits down here that do it. I'm getting some work done by them as well so here's hoping!!

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