Step 2: Set up vinyl cutter

Turn on the vinyl cutter and install the blade. You will need BLACK vinyl to be proper and stay out of trouble with coastguards. Load it from the back and move your coordinates to the lower right side of the vinyl sheet. This is your XY home. Set your speed and force. I use speed of 4inches/sec. and force of 50grams but vinyl cutters vary so do tests until you are cutting all the way through the vinyl but not into the backing.
<p>Sonja,</p><p>What kind of sailboat is that? Looks like you have a retractable keel.</p>
I've always just painted mine on but if I had the toys to play with I'd probably go for it...thanks for sharing
<p>Using stencils, I assume?</p><p>I just got a boat, so I'm trying to decide if it's better to buy some vinyl from a big box store or to buy stencils and paint.</p>
Is there a marine grade vinyl material to use? Ordinary outdoor sign plastic sheet may not be UV protected or the adhesive may not be good under saltwater spray.

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