Has Anybody Here Vinyl Wrapped Their Boat?

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Stizzla, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    Hi! Yes, I understand it doesn’t add any funcionality. I still want my fishing machine to look it’s best. I’m thinking just a solid navy blue, it will contrast nicely with the new Sunbrella cadet grey top I had made. Wondering for those who have had it done, how has it held up? I trailer it and always wash the entire boat after every use.
    Attached is a pic of my boat and then the vibe im aiming for:
    Edit: The pics are getting stuck for now. I will try again later and refresh the thread
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2018
  2. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Text the pics to yourself, save them then use those ones. And for god sake hit the full image button.
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  3. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    That’s exactly what I’ve been trying. It just tries loading for about 10 seconds and disappears. Hmm.
    RC- do you know anyone that’s had it done?
  4. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

  5. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    No I don't but I've seen that skeleton fish guide boat out there for a few seasons now and it still looks good from 100 yards at about 3 miles per hour.;)
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  6. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Wonder what the cost is for a 16-18' boat ?
  7. Thunder21

    Thunder21 Active Member

    I saw online that the shop in Campbell river has been wrapping boats. They mentioned they will be wrapping some big yachts in the near future as well. Give them a call. The shop is called Epic I think. I called a place up north last week to ask about wrapping the cab only on a 4 door f450. They quoted me roughly 3500$
  8. PatyO'Furniture

    PatyO'Furniture Active Member

    should ask hindsight how much to get his boat done, I think I saw graphic FX here in victoria posting about doing it but I could be mistaken.
  9. Gear'n'beer!

    Gear'n'beer! Well-Known Member

    IMG_1653.JPG This guy rips over from the US regularly.....his wrap looks pretty damn bad ass
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  10. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    My best bud runs GFX- that’s who would do it. He will give me a hookup for under $1000.00 for material and labour. Not bad. Just want to get more than a few years out of it. I heard one person say they know a guide who’s Vinyl is coming off and looks rough after a year. Who knows if it was a DIY job or not though.
  11. Reel Gone

    Reel Gone Active Member

    A co worker of mine did his 30’ blow boat 3 years ago in black and it still looks good
  12. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    Thanks RG
  13. ILHG

    ILHG Crew Member

    This is something I was also considering. @Stizzla keep us posted on how you make out.
  14. Floater

    Floater Well-Known Member

    You have the new Hewes dont you?

    2 coats of Shark hide before it hits the water and your boat will look great. Mine still reflects after nearly 3 years of solid use.
  15. ILHG

    ILHG Crew Member

    I have heard about the Shark hide. I will have to look into it.
  16. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    Will do amigo. It might be a while before I can get it done. With the new baby and all of the time off im taking to get my wife healthy, I don’t think it will be very high on my list to do. I also won’t likely be fishing in the next while, so please everybody keep posting reports and add pics to the bragging rights thread. It helped me get by the last 8 days and nights in the hospital!
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  17. triplenickel

    triplenickel Well-Known Member

    I bought some vinyl last summer to do mine but time flew past and before I knew it the weather had changed. I ordered high quality auto wrap, it was a bit over $400 for my 19’ boat. I’ll let you know how it went in a couple months when it warms up.
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  18. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Well-Known Member

    It's not easy. Most I'll take on myself is wrapping parts. A whole hull would be hard to do thats for sure. I put a big graphics kit on the aluminum siding on my camper and that was a pain. One of those looks good from far type dealies.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2018
  19. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    You’d better! What colour did you go with. Besides the solid navy blue, I’m also looking at a navy blue/white digital cam0.
  20. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    Indeed. I think it’s more of a 2-3 person job. The nice thing is there are not sharp corners to wrap around and I’m not against using contrasting colour as a pinstripe to finish it at the top and/or bottom. But I agree it would be a real pisser if it didn’t turn out and you waste $300-$500 in materials!

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