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Dagger depth marks #259217
04/27/13 04:49 AM
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This might be a stupid question: What's the best way to mark lines on the dagger for various depth settings? I've found the sharpie to be useless...


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Re: Dagger depth marks [Re: rehmbo] #259222
04/27/13 12:59 PM
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Re: Dagger depth marks [Re: rehmbo] #259225
04/28/13 06:30 AM
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Sharpie works ok if you clean the boards with acetone, but does fade away in time. You can use a paint pen which come in different colors or just put some sticker dots or shapes on the boards. If you use stickers try and find a place in the board that does not rub on the trunk and they will stay on longer.

Re: Dagger depth marks [Re: rehmbo] #259228
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Someone here (might have been Jake) in another thread suggested cutting into the gelcoat, filling it with a contrasting tinted gelcoat then sanding and polishing. I've never done it but it sounds like a great idea.

Re: Dagger depth marks [Re: rehmbo] #259237
04/29/13 06:11 AM
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Thanks guys. Interesting ideas. Not sure I'm ready to grind away on my boards just yet - although if done right, it sounds like the best permanent solution.

I often sail with inexperienced crew, so saying "to the 2nd mark" is more repeatable than than saying "~about 18 inches". I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the amount of variation in what some people think 18 inches is wink


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Re: Dagger depth marks [Re: rehmbo] #259238
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Whats wrong with permanent marker?
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Re: Dagger depth marks [Re: rehmbo] #259241
04/29/13 07:58 AM
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Even if you don't have experienced crew having depth marks is important. I might give the auto paint a go since I have some lying around. My boat doesn't even have marks for where the boards are completely up...rather frustrating.


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Re: Dagger depth marks [Re: rehmbo] #259664
05/16/13 07:32 AM
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So I used the auto paint. Seems to be working quite well so far but still doesn't tell you how deep the bottom is.


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