boat name on transom

Building an Eastport Pram, and looking for advice on how / when to install a boat name on the transom.  I found a company on-line that can print and send signs made from 2 mls thick 3M and Avery vinyl.  Will something like this work, by treating it as sort of an on-lay with a coat(s) of unthickened epoxy and clear varnish on top?  Here's the website to what i'm looking at:  http://www.myboatsign.com/.

Thanks,  Eric


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RE: boat name on transom

I used http://www.streetglo.net/boat-lettering.html for my transom lettering.  This is reflective material that looks like gold-leaf (sort-of) in the daylight.  This shot is at early dusk with the camera flash.  The font and size selection is very good.  This was easy to apply to the finished transom, no need to over-coat it with anything.  It has held up very well for three seasons so far.  www.jimmyskiff.blogspot.com Ron

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RE: boat name on transom

Form many years of experience I can say that these signs are bulletproof. Sun, salt and fumes don't faze them. I'd not cover it with epoxy thought because you never know if you may want to change the name. I saw a boat in Chicago once and the name was "Mary " and that was crossed out and "Judy" snd that was crossed out and "Nancy" and that was crossed out and "Sue" and that was crossed out and on and on and on. Like I say, you never know. SEEYA Jack

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