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    I have a 19' wellcraft excel I bought used. The PO pulled all the graphics off so I have a very white boat, which is fine, but I like the look of the boats on the water with nice solid vinyl stripes. I called Wellcraft and got quoted $800 for all the decals! I went online and found 12" wide vinyl rolls that are 30' long for $25. Has anyone ever just put a nice solid vinyl stripe down the side of a boat? I'd prob then buy 2 $8 wellcraft decals and put them at the base of the stripe. Do the whole thing for under $90..

    I'd like decals, I don't need them.. def not for $800

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    Re: Hull Decals and graphics

    I hear ya. I can't stand solid white boats... they have no personal touch, look too plain, something. Anyways, I bought some custom tribal flame logos for our old boat, stingray. Came out pretty cool. Something different that you didn't see every day. I haven't done a full stripe before. I would imagine if the color and layout looks good, then it will be fine. You could check locally for a custom stripe/logo... or online. I like the wavy checkered flag decals... they usually come on crownlines or bajas. If i could make it look good on my glastron, i would do it in a heartbeat.
    1990 Stingray 536ZPX 4.3 Mercruiser - SOLD
    2001 Glastron GX185 4.3 Mercruiser - SOLD
    2012 Yamaha SX190 1.8L Jet Boat
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      Re: Hull Decals and graphics

      I have no idea what their pricing is but www.vinylapproach.com has 3 Wellcraft logos. Ebay has a lot of stuff too.

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        Re: Hull Decals and graphics

        Find some photos of a similar boat with decals on it and go to a local sign making store. They should be able to come up with something pretty close for a lot less $$.

        Randy

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          Re: Hull Decals and graphics

          Originally posted by oldsub86 View Post
          find some photos of a similar boat with decals on it and go to a local sign making store. They should be able to come up with something pretty close for a lot less $$.

          Randy
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            Re: Hull Decals and graphics

            Originally posted by oldsub86 View Post
            Find some photos of a similar boat with decals on it and go to a local sign making store. They should be able to come up with something pretty close for a lot less $$.

            Randy
            x3^^^^

            In fact, you can even customize a little and make it a little more personal and not have to spend much. Just make sure they use a UV resistant / Vehicle usage type of vinyl.

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            • #7
              Re: Hull Decals and graphics

              Originally posted by oldsub86 View Post
              Find some photos of a similar boat with decals on it and go to a local sign making store. They should be able to come up with something pretty close for a lot less $$.

              Randy
              x 4.

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              • #8
                Re: Hull Decals and graphics

                It might be worth going to a local sign shop and having them do it, I worked for one years ago and getting a big sticker like that on a complex shape like a boat can be a real pain, getting it straight with no bubbles or wrinkles is pretty tough.

                If you do decide to do it yourself get a grease pencil and a tape measure and put small marks all the way down the side to guide you and get a good squeegie.
                GO IRISH!!!!

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                  Re: Hull Decals and graphics

                  Originally posted by 5150abf View Post
                  It might be worth going to a local sign shop and having them do it, I worked for one years ago and getting a big sticker like that on a complex shape like a boat can be a real pain, getting it straight with no bubbles or wrinkles is pretty tough.

                  If you do decide to do it yourself get a grease pencil and a tape measure and put small marks all the way down the side to guide you and get a good squeegie.
                  ^^^^ Absolutely ^^^^

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