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Old 01-08-2013, 10:31 PM   #1
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I have a Mainship 390 with no manufacturer decal. Does anyone know where I could get a Mainship decal?
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:30 PM   #2
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If you have the dimensions and an copy of the design(font) for a sample, you might try a custom vinyl sign shop and see if they can help.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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I have a vintage Viking. The old style Viking logo was a "plate" fabbed from black fiberglass with the raised Viking lettering painted in silver paint. The newer Vikings have chrome-appearing lettering similar to automotive - looks sharp. I emailed them, asking if I could buy a set. Response was - you'll get a set by mail. Free. Guess they like to keep their name out there. I'd contact Mainship - they might be able to help you.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #4
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Thanks I am going to keep working on Luhrs who owns Mainship, or did!
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Thanks I am going to keep working on Luhrs who owns Mainship, or did!
It's Marlow now!!!


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Old 01-17-2013, 07:41 PM   #6
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I've had good luck with vinyl shops!! New Mastercraft Graphics and Uniflite Decals!! Jolly Time
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I'm resurrecting an ancient thread with a really obscure question I know, but does anybody know what font Mainship used in the 1990's for the script portion of their boat model decals? We have a 1996 Mainship "37 Motor Yacht" (big white tennis shoe style, not trawler style, pre-Marlow of course) and the decals on both sides look awful. I'm off to the vinyl sign business on Monday to have new ones made but I want to give them a mock-up and the font if can find it. I cobbled together this approximation using free fonts on the internet, but it's a messy combination of three different script fonts. I'm not that fussy,it's close enough for me, but it would be easier to give them a single font to re-create it.

I know Mainship used that script font on multiple models around that time, and they used that other, completely different, skinny, very rounded font for the "Mainship" decal itself, but I can't quite find a script font that matches. The skinny "Mainship" font was easy, plain old Century Gothic in Microsoft Word was close enough for my purposes (and actually I think Century Gothic is a little easier to read than the exact original) but that script font is much harder to match.

And just for kicks, here's another sample of both fonts together from a 1997 trawler model. Thanks.
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:20 PM   #9
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You could trace it and give it to a vinyl guy to reproduce.... My son figured out the obscure font for my Cape dory (close anyway) , and a tracing got it within fractions of an inch for cutting.
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I’d photograph it straight on and have them digitally correct it, then print. Should be easy
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Like what is recommended above, take a picture of the logo to a local vinyl or sign guy, anything factory original Mainship is long gone, just like Luhrs. The sale was 2012 to Marlow.

Found this on a google search for Mainship logo

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Thanks everybody, very helpful. Thanks for taking the time to respond, good suggestions all. (Next I have to figure out the hex nut size of the toggle switches on the helm. The rubber boots need to be replaced and they're a hair bigger than the standard 15/32. Details details...)
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Found these two examples at a local Marine Surplus. Only one of the "Trawlers" version and several of the foil decals.
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Only one of these. Actually in good shape but wrapped in wax paper.
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I have a Mainship 390 with no manufacturer decal. Does anyone know where I could get a Mainship decal?
Wow, what year is yours? Ours is a 2003 and doesn't have one either.
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