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    Finally......my 171 Angler restoration is complete. Now all that is needed is the lettering for registration and the name on the side. Anyone know of a good place to buy these? Looking for something that would fit nicely and not take away from my hard work. It's gotta be classy for a classic.

    Mark

    1971 Mako 17 Angler

    Savannah, GA.
    1973 \"Potter Built\" SeaCraft 21SF / 225HP Yamaha Savannah,Ga.

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    I tried to have the Mako emblem (hard plastic) duplicated with vinyl decals, but the place I wanted wanted an artwork charge and other fees associated with designing it, even though I could supply the old rivited eblem. A trick I used:

    1. Bought boottop tape in the color I wanted and put 3 rows in parallel slightly overlapping where I wanted the decal.

    2. Took the original hard plastic decal and photocopied it, then placing it over the tape and securing it.

    3. Taking a very sharp fine point exacto knife and cutting out the outline.

    You cannot tell the difference unless you get within inches of it, costs about $4.00 and can change color very easy and cheap.

    David M
    Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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    • #3
      Spend some time looking at Fonts. Thin Squiggy stuff doesn't show well.

      Check with local sign shop. Most can do whatever you want.

      There are 2 school's of throught on lettering a boat. Some want to boast the name of their boat. Some want it but don't want to attract to much attention to them selves.

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      • #4
        I know I'm never going to live this down, but check the BoatUS site. You can order Reg #s and design your boat name on the site.
        \'72 Mako 17, Suzuki 140 FOR SALE[br]\'74 Mako 19B Project FOR SALE[br]Seabird 21 Project FOR SALE[br]San Juan 28 sailboat [br]Wake, VA[br][IMG]

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        • #5
          Im not sure of this will help but any reputable sign shop will cut your vinal as you want it done at a fair price. Good work is not cheap though.

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          • #6
            Heres a couple of pics of my lettering

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            • #7
              nice MAMAship[]
              Past:[br]1988 Mako 230[br]1987 Mako 20C (best of them all)[br][br]1974 Mako 15[br]Miami, FL[br]

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              • #8
                The local sign shop down the street does the hull numbers for boat's all the time. They even have a disply set up with a couple of styles. They get $15 for both sides.

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                • #9
                  Bobby,

                  Please get me a phone number or web site.
                  Larry Smith[br]Pasadena, Tx[br]\'97 Mako 191

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                  • #10
                    http://www.compu-graphix.com/

                    That stand in the showroom has the boat lettering styles on it. I know you can't see it. The pix is fuzzy.

                    That place is about 3 or 4mi down the street from me. They did lettering on all 3 of my boat's.

                    X-Shark was the most expensive. It's real Gold Leaf. She told me you chose the most expensive stuff I have in the store.[]

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                    • #11
                      decalconnection.com does good work and are reasonable. for boat lettering go to there site and click on vinyl it willsend you to there sister site. I use them for logos on my custom rods and the turn around is very quick.
                      1987 231 with 200 Yamaha[br]Stuart, Fl

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                      • #12
                        http://www.signsus.com/

                        I just got mine from them and they were great and inexpensive. custom artwork and lettering. very nice. They took a logo I desgined with ms Paint, and made it look professional and then worked with me on a few proofs, all for under $100 for two printings (both sides) of a custom 2 clolor graphic, 14"high and 24 " wide.

                        One feature that was really nice is that they would superimpose the graphics on a picture of my boat so I could see what it would look like. very cool.

                        They have this sign designer on their website, but I could not get it to look the way i wanted, so they did the custom work for me.

                        Hope this helps.

                        Zac
                        2006 Northcoast 19[br]East Greenwich, RI

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                        • #13
                          I use decalzone. They do a good job and won't break the bank.

                          http://decalzone.com/index.php
                          Mike[br]S.E. Ma[br]

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