TRUE GETS A LONG OVERDUE PAINT JOB…SORT OF…
Our goodship, TRUE, has had quite the year of big improvements. As you may recall, we replaced her engine in February – a decision we are very pleased with, having already put over 300hr on the machine this season!
Next on the list was the 20+ year failing paint on the hull. She always looks good from a few meters away, but up close the paint was failing to the point of no return. After much deliberation (over a couple of years) we decided to have our friends at Prism Graphics do a vinyl wrap on the hull, in lieu of paint. Yes, you heard that correctly, a vinyl wrap!
To over-simplify, they put a giant peel and stick sticker on the boat and she looks better than new. In reality, it’s the same process they’ve been doing on vehicles for years. If you see a vehicle with graphics, that’s a vinyl wrap. Now, they’ve taken the process to boats, and you don’t have to have graphics. Choose a solid color and away you go.
So, we took the first week of October to haul out, luck out with the weather, hire a friend to help me race to prep the topsides in two days (lots of sanding and bondo-ing, and more sanding), and have Brad and Mikey from Prism Graphics come in and work their magic!
We did it! We worked from Monday afternoon through Friday mid-day, splashed, and scooted across the sound to get home in time for a sunset sail with clients!