“I had just painted the transom of my boat myself with two-part epoxy for the first time.. I was going to hire a "professional" to do the lettering as I thought that's just what you do.
I scheduled an appointment with the guy and he never showed up at the marina. When he did decide to show up, he told me it was going to be weeks and it would be about $500.
$500 Dollars? Really? I thought, I'm a pretty handy guy, maybe I can letter it myself.
I started searching the internet for boat lettering and stumbled across Doityourselflettering.com .
The staff was so helpful over the phone and helped me with the correct font size and answered all my questions about installation. He told me if I screwed the whole thing up that he would replace the decal for FREE. I suddenly felt an heir of confidence, so after a crash training session over the phone on installation, I ordered the name and hailing port.
I ordered online and had it sent next day air as I couldn't control myself. I was really excited to do the job.
The installation was incredibly easy. I used the method of wetting everything down so I could re-position the lettering to make it straight, etc.
Everyone on the dock was so impressed with my work, I have three people that want to pay me to do theirs. Since I have absolutely no time for other people's boat projects, I gladly gave them the web-site address and told them to call Doityourselfboatlettering for moral support.
Everything cost me about $43 including shipping to do the entire job. Installation - 30 minutes.
Don't pay someone to do this. You can create your own custom design and the self satisfaction of a job well done. Just do exactly as they tell you and you too can be a professional boat letterer such as I.
Goldie's Skipper - (Thomas)”