The previous owner was from San Antonio....per US Coast Guard regulations, the "home port" must be displayed on the vessel.
Of course, we'll be changing this to Oriental, NC....so San Antonio must go!
We lowered the dinghy and prepared to remove the emblem.
Using a heat gun and a bit of finesse, the letters started disappearing.
All gone! You can still see the "shadow" of the letters - hopefully time and some rubbing compound will make it completely disappear.