Jump to content

Boat decals questions

Recommended Posts

Here we go again.

I think that it's time I got the decals done for my kayak and wondered what tips you had or where to get them from, I have had a quick look and Funky Monkey was one of the first and seems simple to use. 

I will be putting it onto HDPE which is smooth and slightly curved.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Funky money is great if you want go crest your own using their fonts. 

My better half designed mine and I got funky monkey to use her artwork. 

There is also Art and Sea based in Scotland who are very good, they do kayak decals too, maybe worth looking at 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/9/2024 at 10:34 PM, JonC said:

I replaced all mine this year, it was simple enough to do the names, you get a few bubbles but they can be chased out with a bit of patience. Funky monkey supply the little squeegee blade that helps out. 

Racing stripes are a whole different sport, we got in a bit of a mess with them, mine came supplied as a pair of parallel lines, which seems good but as you stretch around the profile of the boat one line can crease and the one being stretched becomes thinner, which looks odd. 
It also didn’t help that it was a particularly windy spell of weather and I was on a deadline because the boat was being lifted back in. 


Did you try and get the gelcoat back up to its original colour and shine before putting them on ? The gelcoat looks lacking in lustre. I just did a 50ft cat before Xmas which hadn't been polished in over 20ys which came up extremely well even after being exposed to the harsh sun over here. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...