Lettering is reversed paint job !!

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I was hoping that the "TORO" on stern of my latest boat was stick on lettering ... but its not. The letters are formed by masking and then transom painted overall. masking removed to reveal white hull for the letters. This creates a serious ridge that will now be a pain to sort. Those letters are MASSIVE !!

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TORO is the name of the Swedish Marina she was in before ... everyone thinks its boat name ! I have to admit that I like it better than the actual name ... ANISETTE. But she's registered with the original ANISETTE name as I needed to produce a Bill of sale etc. for my Company ...

To remove TORO ... makes me think that I will need to sand back the ridges along with surrounding transom area ... apply carefully an infill paint - same colour - to the lettering - then sand back again ... before applying a final overall coat to complete.

Then I will laser cut stick on lettering to apply ANISETTE to the transom ... along with boat model "Conqubin 38CR" on each aft 1/4 ....

Note : I did consider changing the name when I re-register her under Latvian flag to TORO .... but Anisette is on both sides just below the lifebuoys ... I can't win !!
 

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Coating whole transom as I mentioned is already accepted action.

The pain is having to level out the ridges caused by the letters. Its one of those jobs that years later you can still detect the old outlines !!

I really do not want to get into returning the transom to white plain ... previous own left a small two pack of the red paint - so I should be able to sort.

When I was on ships - we had one 300,000 ton tanker that had been built in H&W ..... before she got her final paint job - IRA was painted on one side ... UDA on the other ... yard completed the hull paint and honestly - when you sailed past that ship - if she was in ballast riding high - as the light caught the hull - you could see those letters !!!
 

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Think to get the best finish you’re going to have to sand and fair the whole transom and repaint it. That would also give you the chance to change the transom colour, if you wanted to knock back the red effect a bit. Great looking boat though. 👍🏻

I have to say that I like the older sleek boats ..... and she really does look a racer ..

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I think if you painted in the letters (after suitable prep, of course), flattened down, then painted whole transom several times, not just the once, flattening down each time between coats, the residual visibility of the old lettering outline under the new transfers could be pretty minimal, especially if the job were done by a skilled painter.

p.s. Better still, re-register it as 'Toro Annisette'!
 

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A contrasting white transom could look good. And be more robust with all the knocks it will get handling things like outboards in and out of the dinghy.
Friends of ours had a red Sadler 32 with a white stern. To my eyes it always looked a bit odd. I don’t think it would suit Anisette.
 

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A friend has a similar sized boat Cole 32. Hull is painted white on one side and dark blue on the other side. So you can't see both colours at once. Very confusing when he comes toward you and tacks you don't realise it is the same boat. (the name ? Double Vision)
I gues sif it was me Nigel I would be out witha small paint brush and a pot of red paint to fill inb the white but ti would probably look terrible. ol'will
 

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I had a similar problem with Concerto, she had a dull creamy gel coat and had a red hull stripe with a red transom. This composite photo shows what she looked like and the steps in removing the red transom and bring the gel coat back to white.

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This shows just the transom before and after returning to original gel coat. I should mention there were 6 different colours of red paint and it took me 4 days to complete.

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More detailed information is in this PowerPoint presentation.

https://wiki.westerly-owners.co.uk/images/3/3f/Concerto.pdf
 

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Not my best work (I really couldn't cope with the ladder), but I think it'd look good with the white transom/ red letters

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OK ... here's a more direct look at 'TORO' on the stern :

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and Anisette on the 1/4 :

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I have been pushed by my 'accounts' to swap register to Latvian from Swedish - to avoid Tax dept problems as well as Latvian Govt has advised that boats owned by 'residents' and kept in Latvian waters shall next year be Lat registered ....
If I am going to swap registers - then a simple solution is to register her with TORO as the name ... easier to get rid of the ANISETTE on the side by filling in - then applying a decal of "Conqubin 38CR" over top ......
 

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Is it a requirement to display any registration number on the outside of the hull

We have to to and each side of the stern quarter and to have the port of registration on the stern under the ships name


Not with Swedish ... its user decision as I understand.

But Latvian - you are required to display the Registered ID ... many put this on the hull in big letters / numbers, looks horrible - but in fact it can be on the sail ... as I have on my 25ft ...
As regards Port - that's owner decision ...

But this may change with the new rules for Latvian next year - will find out.
 
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