Do any of you name your kayaks? If so, do you put the name on the boat? Where? What sort of lettering would you use (size, script or block, etc)? Apply the lettering before or after glassing? Or before or after varnishing?
I will be starting a West River if it ever arrives. (Seems like forever!) I have a name picked out, but don't wish to flaunt tradition if one doesn't name a kayak. Obviously I'm new to the game. I just finishing "rebuilding" a 7 foot rowboat that my father built for me 60+ years ago. (Had to start over, using the old boat for a pattern). After bending wood and using at least 1,000,000 screws to hold it together, stitch and glue has obvious appeal.
Thanks for any opinions on the naming thing.