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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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Best Yacht Graphics

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I saw this cool transom graphic on the Moore Resto thread and was inspired to seek out other graphic masterpieces that have been applied to yachts over the years. A couple that spring to mind were the Vinyl brickwork transom on the Creekmore 22 'Linoleum', John Kolius's Worlds winning J24 Cheap Sunglasses with the mirrored lenses either side of the transom and the arms up each side of the boat.There are many masterpieces out there, some cool, some not but either way, show us what you got?

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The J125 that used to sail out of Muskegon, MI. I don't remember the name, but it did have a very nice paint job.

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The J125 that used to sail out of Muskegon, MI. I don't remember the name, but it did have a very nice paint job.

Erleichda.

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The J125 that used to sail out of Muskegon, MI. I don't remember the name, but it did have a very nice paint job.

Erleichda.

that's the one.

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These verbal descriptions are all very nice, but "nice paint job" doesn't quite give me the picture. Didn't anyone have cameras back then?

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Dragonfly, Formula 40

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Saw that sitting on the hard last summer while driving Seattle-->Anacortes. it was indeed a stunning paintjob.

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Dragonfly, Formula 40

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Saw that sitting on the hard last summer while driving Seattle-->Anacortes. it was indeed a stunning paintjob.

 

They had apparently purchased the boat sight unseen, and were in shock when they opened the container. They couldn't have been happier.

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Some new art work............

 

 

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Heard something yesterday about a boat with a paint job on the hull and foulies with custom graphics on them which, when the crew hiked in their correct positions (ie: bowman at the front, tactician at the back back) the graphics on the foulies would match up with the graphics on the hull that the crew's legs were covering.

 

Anyone have pictures?

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I can't wait for this "1973 Van" graphics fashion to fade away. :blink:

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There've got to be some better graphics than these out there.. unfortunately you'd probably have to go back to the 70s to find them.

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I can't wait for this "1973 Van" graphics fashion to fade away. :blink:

I'm trying my best to find a fault in this statement, but I can't.

 

With the low cost of custom vinyl hull wraps, boats really have become the next coming of the 70's panel van! How long til skippers start offering free candy to random children?!?

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designed by my team mate Jobert van de Bovenkamp:

 

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Now that one IS very cool - just peel the label off the starboard bow.

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the old Dr. Feelgood in annapolis had a great graphic .. I really wish I had a pic of it.

Essentially a handful of happy pills with speed lines trailing aft.

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The old Henderson 30 Purple Haze

Yup, amazing artwork on that boat. If I remember correctly everything was done freehand and Jim got it done surprisingly cheap.

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Now that one IS very cool - just peel the label off the starboard bow.

 

jup, but race organizers want them on, just like those ugly green rolex stickers...

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Now that one IS very cool - just peel the label off the starboard bow.

 

jup, but race organizers want them on, just like those ugly green rolex stickers...

It's amazing how huge amounts of money can fuck things up isn't it? Every form of racing from sailboats to Formula One was better before the big corporations got involved.

 

John Surtees was unbeatable on motorcycles in the 50's then built an F1 car at home in his two car garage and won the world championship. Now it takes around 1/2 $billion a year to be competitive and the racing was more entertaining back than.

 

Anybody here old enough to remember when 1/2 dozen reasonably wealthy guys (even some individuals) could mount a syndicate AC challenge? Now their entire fortunes couldn't pay for the advertising pages that they call sails.

 

The G.O.D.'s may not have been as fast but in this case they WERE better.

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This thread needs more pictures... Verbal descriptions of great graphics seem to lose a little impact.

This one is kinda cool imo:

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The J125 that used to sail out of Muskegon, MI. I don't remember the name, but it did have a very nice paint job.

Erleichda.

that's the one.

Here is a fairly recent image of the J125 RESOLUTE (ex-ROXANNE, ex-ERLEICHDA, ex-STILL CRAZY) at 2011 StFYC BBS. Still has the blue fade to white paint scheme she always has had.

 

http://www.regattanews.com/photo.aspx?eid=185&clid=0&cid=18404

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Merlin had a nice graphic of a Merlin and his Chrystal ball

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The legendary Police Car had a great graphic design

 

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Who could forget this classic: 11MOD in Sydney:

 

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How I like my steaks:

 

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These verbal descriptions are all very nice, but "nice paint job" doesn't quite give me the picture. Didn't anyone have cameras back then?

 

Here it is...very subtle, but one should get the idea.

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i always liked the dutch formidable too:

 

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i always liked the dutch formidable too:

 

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Man...some of you are bringing back some fond memories of sailing days gone by...

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As mentioned before, Purple Haze.

 

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--Matt

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i always liked the dutch formidable too:

 

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That boat started as Marionette didn't it? Always thought that was a great name for a boat with so many strings to adjust.

 

Gawd those "conventional" middle years IOR boats were gorgeous. I recently sailed a Peterson Two Tonner from that era - pretty much a full race Serendipity clone. Ridiculous amount of hardware on deck and a stupidly complex hydraulic system the owner was removing piece by piece, but man of man did that thing fly in 10 knots. It had a tiller and I was astounded by how light it was on the helm - barely more pressure than my old Quarter Tonner.

 

Bring back the IOR. :D

 

P.S. If that was Marionette, her sister Big Apple had great graphics and colours - won the "Elegance" award at Cowes or somewhere big.

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formidable still sails around in these colors. Frankly, i don't know what she was called first.

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I saw this name somewhere on SA recently but I haven't seen it on a boat.... yet.... so here's a suggestion? Run it by your Club register and see how it flies.

 

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Now that one IS very cool - just peel the label off the starboard bow.

 

jup, but race organizers want them on, just like those ugly green rolex stickers...

It's amazing how huge amounts of money can fuck things up isn't it? Every form of racing from sailboats to Formula One was better before the big corporations got involved.

 

John Surtees was unbeatable on motorcycles in the 50's then built an F1 car at home in his two car garage and won the world championship. Now it takes around 1/2 $billion a year to be competitive and the racing was more entertaining back than.

 

Anybody here old enough to remember when 1/2 dozen reasonably wealthy guys (even some individuals) could mount a syndicate AC challenge? Now their entire fortunes couldn't pay for the advertising pages that they call sails.

 

The G.O.D.'s may not have been as fast but in this case they WERE better.

Sir John Surtees only F-1 championship came whle he was driving for scuderia ferrari in 1964.

had he been allowed to drive in le mans in 1964, ford may not have won.

He was the man to beat on motorcycles and had he not left ferrari he may have had another championship...

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Here's what we've got...

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Always been a fan of Blackout, Santana 30/30. Understated but cool.

 

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I was at that race!

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Now that one IS very cool - just peel the label off the starboard bow.

 

jup, but race organizers want them on, just like those ugly green rolex stickers...

It's amazing how huge amounts of money can fuck things up isn't it? Every form of racing from sailboats to Formula One was better before the big corporations got involved.

 

John Surtees was unbeatable on motorcycles in the 50's then built an F1 car at home in his two car garage and won the world championship. Now it takes around 1/2 $billion a year to be competitive and the racing was more entertaining back than.

 

Anybody here old enough to remember when 1/2 dozen reasonably wealthy guys (even some individuals) could mount a syndicate AC challenge? Now their entire fortunes couldn't pay for the advertising pages that they call sails.

 

The G.O.D.'s may not have been as fast but in this case they WERE better.

Sir John Surtees only F-1 championship came whle he was driving for scuderia ferrari in 1964.

had he been allowed to drive in le mans in 1964, ford may not have won.

He was the man to beat on motorcycles and had he not left ferrari he may have had another championship...

I stand corrected. He DID build his own GP car at home though and racing WAS a lot more interesting and entertaining then. :P

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"Sir John Surtees only F-1 championship came whle he was driving for scuderia ferrari in 1964.

had he been allowed to drive in le mans in 1964, ford may not have won."

 

Just by the by - Ford didn't win Le Mans until 1966

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"Sir John Surtees only F-1 championship came whle he was driving for scuderia ferrari in 1964.

had he been allowed to drive in le mans in 1964, ford may not have won."

 

Just by the by - Ford didn't win Le Mans until 1966

ooops, my bad...1964 had stuck in my brain...

that was the first year that ford made a serious attempt at le mans....

 

sorry about that....

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Farr Whitbread maxi

 

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Left Hook, you have some pics on your facebook of racing on something with an awesome gold/yellow pain job, what is that thing?

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Here's what we've got...

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Is this a white background with some abso-fucking-lutely mind blowing white graphics carefully applied overtop? If not, I'm not sure where this fits into this thread other than a really pretty (and properly painted) boat with a pretty cool spin....haha, just given you the gears.

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Left Hook, you have some pics on your facebook of racing on something with an awesome gold/yellow pain job, what is that thing?

Took me a minute to recall but then it hit me... Yes. XS is a Davidson 41 from the west coast of florida. Totally tricked out speed machine. Genoas, squaretop main, gybing bowsprit, etc etc. Takes 14 crew just to barely hold it down going upwind and it goes scary fast downwind.

 

The boat has a storied past. Was designed and built in 1995 and, apparently, started life with a symmetric kite. Various modifications since then include mast changes, conversion to A-sails, deeper keels, canting keels and lifting keels.

 

Paint job was picked because the owner wanted to catch attention in his racing area and try to encourage other people to get involved with similar boats. It is school bus yellow with orange/gold striations running through the job and a giant green stylized XS painted on the front quarters, the tails of which stretch the length of the boat. Inlaid in the whole thing, are 2"x 2", semi translucent, sparkling white XS logos.

 

Photos from KWRW 2012:

 

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<a href="http://www.photoboatgallery.net/p462881609/e270d34ea" title="2012 Key West Race Week D 1095"><img src="http://www.photoboatgallery.net/img/s3/v39/p655176938-2.jpg" width="400" height="266" alt="PhotoBoat.com: XS &emdash; 2012 Key West Race Week D 1095" /></a>

 

<a href="http://www.photoboatgallery.net/p462881609/e2cb016c6" title="2012 Key West Race Week D 1366"><img src="http://www.photoboatgallery.net/img/s3/v41/p749737670-2.jpg" width="400" height="266" alt="PhotoBoat.com: XS &emdash; 2012 Key West Race Week D 1366" /></a>

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Don't know if this one was already posted, but nabbed this one from this very place a few years ago, in a thread similar to this one.

 

HW

 

 

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I don't have pictures, but there was a guy on our lake in the early 80s who had a wooden C-scow with the name on the transom in masking tape: "An-tiki"

 

Hard to beat that, especially since he was always at the top of a competitive fleet vs. fiberglass hulls.

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Here's a local boat

 

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and here's mine. It came like that, it's alright I guess, makes it hard to change the name. I do like how the finish line is a rum though..... I certainly wouldn't call it "the best" but it's certainly unique

 

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The mermaid on Grand Illusion...

 

The original "blonde" on Blondie...

 

...and, of course, any of the lovelies on Larry Harvey's boats (Brooke Ann, Crazy Horse...)

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Here's a local boat

 

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and here's mine. It came like that, it's alright I guess, makes it hard to change the name. I do like how the finish line is a rum though..... I certainly wouldn't call it "the best" but it's certainly unique

 

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Nice to see!

 

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My new favorite.

 

A new Nice Pair!

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Anyone who has had a beer on the University of Wisconsin's Memorial Union Terrace knows this dairy-themed Mull 34...

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cool name, cool boat!

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