I think when I got paint quoted it was something over 4 grand for a guy I know does good work, which was way more than I wanted to pay.
Luckily we have a a family friend that does vinyl. I got the best quality stuff he had, the MC numbers, the stripe, and the name for $1900.
He said it would usually be around $2500. This was with the highest quality vinyl, and the extras. The boat is a 24' just to give you an idea. If you went with a cheaper vinyl and skipped the numbers and such it'd be around $1800 I imagine.
edit: if you are ballsy you can watch some tutorials online and order the stuff to do it yourself. I think materials for a similar size boat would be around $900. This boat required a pretty big size 60" I think to be able to fit on the flair of the bow. Normal boats you could get away with less width which would be cheaper. Honestly I don't think it'd be that hard. I would have tried it if I didn't know someone who does it for a living.
Last edited by lostmypassword; 08-16-2012 at 07:33 PM.
DIY is possible, but materials alone are going to be a couple grand. From what I've read the proess won't be fun. Good luck
here's a recent one of mine i've been whoring out lately. a bit dirty along the lower edge because it sits in stained water from Memorial weekend until late October. but when the boat comes out i take 3-4 days to clean the stain off and it looks brand new. i couldnt live with myself if it sat on the trailer each winter with a green stain on the hull
and a video for fun:
Our family recently had to put down our dog beagle after she got cancer. I used a photo of her and made this with my vinyl machine to make this name for the center console.
We finally got it in the water today and tested out the new tabs and sounder. They both work great. What a huge difference trim tabs make on a boat this size at speed. The reaction is instant, I was leaning it over pretty deep with all the weight in the center.
The water level is way down right now and our area of the Clinton River looks terrible. I can't even launch the waverunner off our floating dock right now due to growth.
Last edited by lostmypassword; 08-23-2012 at 07:38 PM.
Dubs In The Valley 2012
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2007 Stingray 180RX 3L Volvo Penta - "Why Knot"
Bought her brand new, love being out on the water!
EURONITED CANADA - "Past Cars" 1997 JGC Ltd. 5.2L | 2010 Golf Sportline 2.5 | 2008 Touareg 3.6L VR6 | 1998 Jetta GLX VR6 | 1989 GTI VR6 | 1998 Golf K2 | 2001 GMC Sonoma Flairside 4.3L | 1994 Cadillac STS Seville 4.6L Northstar | 1990 Suzuki Swift GT Twin Cam | 1992 Jetta GL 8V | 2003 Beetle GLS 8V | 1993 Passat GLX VR6 | 1990 Jetta GTX 16V | 1996 Golf CL | 1987 Scirocco 16V | 1984 Rabbit 8V | 1988 Jetta Flair 8V | 1978 BMW 320i (E21)
Just picked this up for a winter project. Its a '73 Glastron Carlson CV-16SS with the Volvo AQ130/270 combo with 2 years on a rebuild w/ receipts. Gelcoat needs a good wet sand and buff, a little interior work and cleanup, and it will be ready for the summer.
Split with my father, who now lives in SC and comes up this way once in a blue moon. Probably going up for sale in the spring for something half the size. I want to enjoy boating a little more and being that I'm the one responsible for everything and everyone (My friends don't know the first thing about boating) this thing's just a little much. For the record, we got the boat used and did not come up with the douchey "liquid asset" name. Never changed it though. Too superstitious for that *shudders*
Also have this little guy for tubing and whatnot. It's not the turbo, but it gets the job done and has been VERY reliable after lots of hard use.
Geoff that little sailboat is STUNNING. I've never heard of them or seen them until this thread. Too bad I'm landlocked or I would be spending my time looking for one.
Last edited by NickWVU; 01-12-2013 at 12:57 AM.
Here is the 2005 Cobalt 200 that I picked up last year:
2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, Absolutely Red/Black, 5spd
2004 Nissan Titan, Red Brawn/Graphite, King Cab, LE, 4WD, Big Tow
2005 Acura TSX, Carbon Grey Pearl/Quartz, Sportshift
2013 Ford Focus ST, Oxford White/Charcoal Black, ST3
2005 Cobalt 200, Candied Red, Volvo Penta 5.0 GXi SX