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Old 10-22-2012, 03:31 PM   #16
Pineapple Girl
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City: San Jose, CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Pineapple Girl 3
Vessel Model: Silverton 38c
Join Date: Jun 2010
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I used a hair dryer with great success. We have a heat gun as well but I started with the hair dryer out of caution and it worked just great so no need to bust out the big gun. I was actually surprised how easy it was with decade plus old lettering. Do have the ghost image (of the first AND second names) but didn't do anything about it... not that bad compared to the prior boat with the original name scored into the gel coat with lots of cross hatching. not sure if they'd used one of those wheel things to remove the lettering or someone got clever with an exacto knife or what...
2003 Silverton 38c (not a trawler)
Marina Village, Alameda
San Francisco Bay Area
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