Custom emblem

kiwisailor

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I'd like to get two emblems for my main sail cover. Any ideas where I can obtain one and how I could apply one to the sail cover?
 

wynkoop

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When I last got a new main sail they copied the emblem in the same material they used for the hull number on the sail. As I recall it was some sort of stuff similar to iron patches, but I will check when I am next at the boat. I suspect iron on patch material cut to shape then ironed on and stitched around the edges might be the way to go.
 

Sean Engle

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I'd like to get two emblems for my main sail cover. Any ideas where I can obtain one and how I could apply one to the sail cover?
Pull the PNG version of the file and give it to a canvas guy who can put it into the machine and have it stitched onto the cover. The alternative is a heat transfer, which I would think is less ideal as the UV would make short work of it...
 
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Luv2TriInFla

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I'd like to get two emblems for my main sail cover. Any ideas where I can obtain one and how I could apply one to the sail cover?
I made my own for my sail cover. UV rays ate up the original white helmet. Very easy. I used a xerox to blow up the emblem shape to the extra large size I wanted. I bought white marine material and pencil traced the shape onto the material. Then I cut out the various pieces and machine sewed them onto a square of blue marine material slightly larger than the helmet. I did this because all the curves require a lot of turning full 360 and that is impossible to accomplish onto the full sail cover. All zigzag stitching overlapped the white material edge. I then machine sewed the blue square onto the sail cover. Did this on both sides of course. It’s 10-foot quality meaning it looks great outside 10 feet! See the pic. Not professional but I took my time, it cost me nothing, and the Captain is pleased!
 

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Did you order them somewhere online? An adhesive appliqué, right? Looks great on the fantastic hull paint job!
Yes I ordered it from DIY Lettering (doityourselflettering.com) . If you email them and reference the Ericson emblem they will probably be able to look it up for you, I just looked and I don’t have the order number anymore. But they were great to work with. I just sent them a picture of the Ericson emblem and told them what size and color I wanted
 
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