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Old 11-02-2010, 03:29 AM   #21
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RE: Do you regret having a dark-colored hull?

So far no whale strikes , even delivering red bottomed boats to Bermuda , to avoid the sales taxes.

One big advantage so far is the ability not to be bothered by the Hooligan Navy.

With a 28ft waterline our 90/90 is only 700 -800 lbs per inch of immersion.

Water , fuel and beer can easily cause a 4 inch change in the waterline when heading out..

The puddle jumper kids used to be told to stop and harass every cruising boat with a "wide waterline" , Zero Tolerance.

A Thin ( 2 inch) blue water line over a red very wide waterline , over the white looks fine when heeled.

Traveling upright in coastal waters the red looks like the bottom paint and the very thin blue does nor alert the children to SNATCH UP the automatic weapons, and storm aboard..

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Old 11-04-2010, 06:30 PM   #22
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RE: Do you regret having a dark-colored hull?

It's a little different here in Miami. *Our old Bayliner 24 Express Cruiser averaged about 9 degrees hotter in the summer with the Navy hull than it did the white. In the afternoon when the sun was hitting it broadside, it was unbearable. *I'm sure a more insulated boat would fare better. * Now, we just went back to all white on our Krogen for the same reason. *The painter showed me that the wide navy stripe on the boat was actually over 160 degrees while the white was just over 90. *I love a colored hull, and if I were in the PNY I'd have one for sure, but here, even with the good paints, it'll cost you in A/C , appearance and paint life.

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Old 11-18-2010, 11:52 AM   #23
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RE: Do you regret having a dark-colored hull?

It has been decided.* My trawler's exterior colors will be:

Outer hull -- jade mist green (a very, very dark green)
Waterline stripe -- federal yellow, 8 inches wide/tall
Superstructure and deck, unless otherwise noted -- egg shell white
Pilothouse roof top*and edge -- federal yellow
Forward cabin roof -- san mateo wheat
Boat name and home port (on stern) -- federal yellow

Thanks for your input!
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:45 PM   #24
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RE: Do you regret having a dark-colored hull?

Jade mist green:
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