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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Saf, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Saf
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    Marshmat! You are very right about your point! Cheap fibre can be really bad! Saw a boat today badly damged by the UV! I've got a friend who works on a boat yard at the Isle of Wight he was telling me that although dark colours looks very nice people don't buy a second hand dark coloured boat as much as the ones who buy the white! That is wired! :!:
     
  2. Mychael
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    I like the idea of a lighter blue. My own boat is a red color and Yes it marks dreadfully. I stayed with Red as it was it's previous color and does look good.
    I think shape dictates a lot how a color will look. I'd be game to try yellow on a shape the suited. (In a boat I mean, don't be clever. hahahah)

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    The most wired coloured boat I've seen was a samll dinghy coloured with rainbow colours! I think it tells how happy the owner is! :D
     
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    I painted my boat a couple of years ago in black LP. looks great virtually no difference in interior temprature.

    It was tough to decide between red and black as I think they both look great.

    Prep work, very important!

    I think my next dink will be blue.

    Joe
     
  5. Mychael
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    I think the temperature issue is not so much inside the boat as in the structure itself. I know with foam/fibreglass aircraft structures we always stayed with white to avoid temperature effecting it's integrity.

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    Now that you mention it I remember a friend of mine telling me about this occuring in foam cores. Expansion of individual cells within the foam due to the heat. I would think that this expansion would be minimal and the laminate could tolerate it, but probably depends on the type of laminate.

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  7. Mychael
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    Plus a boat hull would not get a direct sun beating down on it as say the topside of an aircrafts wing does.

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    Mychael, nobody could argue with that.:D
     
  9. Saf
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    That means any plane which is coloured with any other colour than white has got alot of money coming from the company!:D
     
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    Seems a good reason for yellow! if the buggers don't want to run into you it's the best reason in the world! Plus keeps the heat out of the equation - only trouble is it attracts the flies when your painting it - had me this boat painted in summer, had bumps all over it (plenty of spare protein I guess)
     
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    THere's plenty of yellow boats in Queensland Saf, they're called banana boats.
     
  12. Saf
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    Yellow would look nice on anyother thing but not a bot! Maybe a kayak would like nice in yellow but not a sail boat! I think it's matter of personal choise at the end of the day but i still don't want to have my boat in that colour!:cool:
     
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    Light colours every time. Give the rescue boys a chance when they coming looking for you in heavy seas....:mad:
     
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    but not white, eh Bergalia that looks like a wave top, especially in a 'chop':p
     

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    Agreed Walrus, old sage...but how many 'yotties' go out in a chop...:D
     
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