Kill Me Before I Design Some More Stinky Boat Graphics
So, after a month of back and forth on naming, we finally re settled on “Stinky” now comes the next phase of insanity. Just so you know, its hours of tests, re tests and obsession to come to what feels right. Part of the fun of Stinky is trying stuff for myself. There isnt much to loose here. Its just paint, and we haven’t torn apart the boat. So what the hell? But, I cant help myself.
I had my heart dead set on racing graphics, which include the Big Numbers and name on the side. As you can see , I tried all sorts of stuff. The issue is that its cool in the front and looks lost in the rear, and then its all graphics. Ahhhhhhh. Here are some of the name designs I spent way to long on.
SO. No race graphics, Just clean and on her transom! Let the stink be an after the true effect of her special magic takes place. Ya smell her first!
Love it. The registration numbers are perfect!
I like it! I’d play with different colors. Red?
Looks great. Good choice.
Keep it simple, let the boat do the talking, not the graphics. Just sayin….
Is the second one down supposed to be like SNAIL? The 33′ Baby Gar they painted the name on and took it out before the paint was dry. The paint runs are supposed to go backwards, not forwards. Unless it was done during Matthew and the wind was faster than the boat.
just change it to the starboard side, then it will look fast!
matt, should i save for you my cal connell caddy for this project. then it will go fast!!
Have you considered putting the D-26 amidship on the sides & Stinky on the transom? To me it feels bow heavy with the numbers that far forward. Or if you want the transom bare – do it like the second pic, but move Stinky further aft. And I agree with Jim that the paint runs on the font in the second pic should go aft. I really like that font if the name goes on the sides, but prefer the script if it’s on the transom. Guess I’m not helping your problem with addition ideas though!
Nothing on the sides. Just the stern. It’s a little FUN boat, not a “contender”.
BTW, I don’t like Stinky. That’s a new name given because it now stinks. It should have a “period” name to suit it’s original appearance. Something more like Baby Racer.
Is the font used by the factory (Chris*Craft) as used on the side decals available? Id like to use that for the transom on one of my boats Ive named for my girlfriend (amazing the buy-in you’ll get if you name the boat after a S.O.) The boat name will be “Christina”
Wish I had all the tools and design expertise that Matt has, but with those superpowers it can sometimes become “analysis paralysis” lol Tho he DOES get things done, he just has all of us second guessers.. 😉 to “help” him…..
I agree that the great lines of the boat from the side look better without any numbers or writing. It would be distracting and with a smaller boat, would tend to overpower it visually. as for the stern, using a red color like the bottom paint as perhaps a faint outline of the lettering will soften the starkness of the white. Again the size of the font and the starkness of the white could tend to overshadow the boat itself, if not carefully proportioned.
Are you sure the width of the boot stripe waterline is correct? seems wide to me. compare the picture of slyvia that looks like a more normal width. Tends to cut the stern into two parts, visually, imho.
Pease spare the Boat Mistress. I know this is a Hail Mary but what about “SEA RAT” or “SCAT”
After all is that not the fragrance we are talking about
I like the race numbers on the side, but back a little more, like I did with Old School.
And yes, you need a red shadow to soften up the bright white.
opps here is the pic
I vote also for state reg. numbers upfront. And the D-26 moved back a little as Dennis and kelly suggested with the name on the transom. The red outline sounds good but I might have to see it to decide.
Good choice- putting the name on just the stern. With it on the side you had more “burger than bun”
your not serious about naming it stinky?