Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 30 September 2006, 09:33   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Just Looking
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: 140 Suzuki OB
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 59
Boat Names - Costs and Material

Hey all. As per my previous thread, I've got a Ribcraft on order. Now, I fancy putting the boat name on the front of the tubes on both sides but it seems fairly costly.

Ribcraft offer Hypalon cut out naming at 18 per 3" letter. I am sure this will be good quality but at 11 letters each side, I will have a 400 bill to put the name on.

I don't wish to put the name on the console (appreciate much cheaper option) but am wondering what other high quality options there are for names on tubes.

Other threads mention vinyl; not sure how permanent/good quality this is.

Thoughts appreciated.
__________________

__________________
Just Looking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 September 2006, 10:08   #2
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Paint it on with tube paint? Might affect resale value though-but putting anything on the tubes will do that as someone will have to remove it if they don't like the name.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 September 2006, 10:17   #3
Member
 
Andy Moore's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cowes, Isle of Wight
Boat name: TiLT 2
Make: Avon Adventure 620
Length: 6m +
Engine: Optimax 135
MMSI: 235032203
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,639
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nos4r2
Paint it on with tube paint? Might affect resale value though-but putting anything on the tubes will do that as someone will have to remove it if they don't like the name.
What? Changing a vessel's name? Very bad luck!
__________________
Andy Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 September 2006, 11:16   #4
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by Just Looking
Hey all. As per my previous thread, I've got a Ribcraft on order. Now, I fancy putting the boat name on the front of the tubes on both sides but it seems fairly costly.

Ribcraft offer Hypalon cut out naming at 18 per 3" letter. I am sure this will be good quality but at 11 letters each side, I will have a 400 bill to put the name on.

I don't wish to put the name on the console (appreciate much cheaper option) but am wondering what other high quality options there are for names on tubes.

Other threads mention vinyl; not sure how permanent/good quality this is.

Thoughts appreciated.
The name's on mine with Hypalon letters (I assume done by Humber for the original owner) and it looks rubbish now as some bits have come off the letters and none of it is very well stuck on. I was actually thinking about trying to get it off because it looks horrible now. So I wouldn't bother if I was you...
__________________
BogMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 September 2006, 12:42   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Liverpool
Length: 10m +
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 234
How about CRYSTAL DOMED stickers on ya console. The same type that are used on some engine cowls, larger boat manufacturers and caravans. They do look quite smart....

http://www.magnetta.com/enhtm/crystal.html

__________________
Endeavour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 September 2006, 13:18   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: HumberOceanOffshore
Length: 8m +
Engine: Volvo KAD300/DPX
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,962
DIY.
Print some nice letters on your computer and cut them out.
Get a bit of hypalon and draw around your letters with a biro the same colour as the hypalon.
Cut them out.
Mount them on your tubes using tape to get the spacing correct.
Draw around them using a similar colour to your tubes.
Lightly sand the tubes within the letter outline.
Sand the back of the letters.
Apply two coats of adhesive to both surfaces and stick em down before the second coat dries. It gives you a bit of sliding to adjust time.
Use a wee drop of cellulose thinners to clear off any excess glue.
Job done.

It is easier to use cut out hypalon than to paint the letters on.
__________________
JW.
jwalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 September 2006, 13:45   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,263
Or get some flexo-vinyl from wet and wild - works really well on tubes and you can easily take it off.
__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 September 2006, 14:31   #8
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 6,829
I'd go for the flexible vinyl too. It's not expensive, easy to apply, and reasonably durable. It probably won't last the lifetime of the boat, but can be removed without too much trouble if you want to replace it.

John
__________________
John Kennett is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01 October 2006, 13:16   #9
Member
 
Simon B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leicester
Boat name: Vixen
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki OB 175
MMSI: 235071839
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,621
Been thinkin of putting our name on boat was going to use 2 layers of hypalon and cut through both to give a reversed out sign say black on white but with the advantage of it then being in the same plane and less likely to curl. Will choose a typeface with curved corners.
__________________
New boat is here, very happy!
Simon
www.luec.org
Simon B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 October 2006, 15:11   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Just Looking
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: 140 Suzuki OB
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 59
Thanks for the info guys; has given me a few more ideas. I'll discuss with Ribcraft when I go on my boat half built visit.


__________________

__________________
Just Looking is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Member's RIBs

Nagual

Boydo

Azul

Azul
Add your RIB



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.