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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:08 am 
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Hobie 18 hull decals - Recently stripped off old stripes on my 1982 Hobie 18 and looking for black, wide Hobie 18 decals, that say " Hobie Cat 18 "


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:18 am 
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Unfortunately I think the only way to get that decal is to have someone custom make one.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:10 pm 
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Are you refering to the style script that was used in the 90s? Where the words "hobie cat" would be 6' long on the side of an 18 in a custom script.
In the early 90s I bought a smaller version of the lettering (2'+) from the dealer to put on my 16.
Since I have photographed it and with photo shop, I've removed the background and cleaned up the image. It took a lot of time to clean up the edges, as it seemed I was smoothing up waves that the original cutter had made.
It's a 36" long image @ 800dpi, file size of 8.17 MB. I'll be taking it into a vinyl sign shop soon to have larger logos made.
Last year I made the mistake of taking the wrong file to the shop @ 72dpi, instead of the 300dpi I had. So it resulted in rough edges @72. Looks fine at 30', but I figured I could do better.
So I started over and went as large as I could (800) and still work with it in photoshop.
The nice thing about doing your own is that you can choose any color vinyl. Last years were white on darker hulls.
I'll be doing different lengths for 3 boats. 42", 52" and 62". The 18 would be 72". The lettering is about 1/3 the length of the boat.
I'll see how it goes, I hope to have the lettering on the smallest boat by Mid July. I have some glasswork and will be redoing the gelcoat on the hulls first.
If you may be interested in a copy of my file, contact me.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:13 am 
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cpnsoo wrote:
Are you refering to the style script that was used in the 90s? Where the words "hobie cat" would be 6' long on the side of an 18 in a custom script.
In the early 90s I bought a smaller version of the lettering (2'+) from the dealer to put on my 16.
Since I have photographed it and with photo shop, I've removed the background and cleaned up the image. It took a lot of time to clean up the edges, as it seemed I was smoothing up waves that the original cutter had made.
It's a 36" long image @ 800dpi, file size of 8.17 MB. I'll be taking it into a vinyl sign shop soon to have larger logos made.
Last year I made the mistake of taking the wrong file to the shop @ 72dpi, instead of the 300dpi I had. So it resulted in rough edges @72. Looks fine at 30', but I figured I could do better.
So I started over and went as large as I could (800) and still work with it in photoshop.
The nice thing about doing your own is that you can choose any color vinyl. Last years were white on darker hulls.
I'll be doing different lengths for 3 boats. 42", 52" and 62". The 18 would be 72". The lettering is about 1/3 the length of the boat.
I'll see how it goes, I hope to have the lettering on the smallest boat by Mid July. I have some glasswork and will be redoing the gelcoat on the hulls first.
If you may be interested in a copy of my file, contact me.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:22 am 
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Where I removed old decals on hulls I was left with 3 inch wide by 18 ft. mark where gelco was removed replies Robert_jennings@shaw.ca. I was thinking of a black large HOBIE CAT 18 in middle of hull decal with one 2 inch wide stripe extending out either side of HOBIE CAT 18 for 8 feet along hull?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:24 am 
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remarks Robert_jennings&shaw.ca June 24, 2017


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:45 am 
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I would be interested in receiving any preliminary Hobie 18 decal design you are planning replies Robert_jennings@shaw.ca in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:58 pm 
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for cleaner edges, you can trace it in Illustrator, it draws in vector. then it can be resized to any size and have perfect edges


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