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Old 03-03-2006, 10:47 AM   #1
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Default Changing Boat Hull Color & Removing Past Owners Boat Names

I'm looking at some boats that have been painted and they have the boat name (painted on or decal?) on the hull as well. How do you remove the "name" from the hull? Do you have to repaint the entire boat?

What if you didn't like the color and wanted to repaint the hull.....How much would that cost on a 22-24 foot CC?
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Old 03-03-2006, 02:11 PM   #2
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anyone?
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Old 03-03-2006, 02:28 PM   #3
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Usually you can get the decals off, and rebuff the gelcoat to remove most of the remnants, hull usually is different shade under there from less years of sun/weather abuse. If the hulls been painted, over a white gelcoat, it may be more of a problem. They use expensive paint when they spray hulls so I'm guessing 2 or 3 grand to paint. Course I painted my old Silterton with a brush but that was my workboat. Happy hunting.
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Decals come off with a heat gun/hair dryer (be careful not to overheat) and a plastic scraper. A painted name comes off with Ezyoff oven cleaner. If the name was just on the transom, then you could repaint the transom.
Good boat painting is expensive--starting at $100 a foot on up-to over $300 a foot for inside /outside etc. Two part LP paint is very durable and good for 10 to 12 years.

Even if the old name is there in a "ghost", it will fade with time, as the sun bleaches out the protected gel coat/paint.
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Old 03-03-2006, 07:07 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. I guess I better not buy it unless I want that color of boat. I wasn't sure how expensive to repaint. Thanks for saving me a big mistake!
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:41 PM   #6
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Remember one of the last posts about changing a boats name. BAD MOJO if you don't do it right according to old salts!
The way to do it goes Something like sanding it off the boat, drawing a line through the boats name in any log, writing the boats name on a piece of paper then drawing a line through the name burning the paper with the name and then throwing the ashes in the sea on an outgoing tide! Might have something to do with the moon phase as well.
Guess you can look it up by googling "renaming a boat" on the internet to be sure!

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Remember one of the last posts about changing a boats name. BAD MOJO if you don't do it right according to old salts!
The way to do it goes Something like sanding it off the boat, drawing a line through the boats name in any log, writing the boats name on a piece of paper then drawing a line through the name burning the paper with the name and then throwing the ashes in the sea on an outgoing tide! Might have something to do with the moon phase as well.
Guess you can look it up by googling "renaming a boat" on the internet to be sure!

Oh My gawd, are you serious? I Heard you have to dress like Boy George, dance around the boat all night, maybe start a bon fire, wear a garlic necklace too to wart off Werwolves, or was that Vampires? Let me look that up on in my book of Voodoo, I'll get back to you...
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There is a pretty funny site out there regarding renaming boots, worth the search. Beware though, it involves plenty of alcohol!
Course you can always keep the old name, and move to wherever the boats home port is..... :-)
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HA-HA I'm cracking up at all the comments................I'm sure there are some great "voo-doo" stories though.
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If you cant clean or buff the "ghost" off, you can paint a "label-box" over that area and put the name name on the label.

Is the original paint in good shape? Just paint over the ghost with the same shade as the rest of the hull before applying the new name.

Dont worry about those superstitions about renaming the boat. Neptune only gets miffed if you change the name on a boat you've had for a while. If your nervous though, you can sacrifice a bottle of rum during the christenning. I like mine with ice and coke.
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