Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-10-2013, 07:10 PM   #181
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,724
Here's a nice bottom and colors.

Wet Paint | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 07:38 PM   #182
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by Art View Post
I was afraid you'd say that.

Color non-plused; symbol you post on bow is a recognized international nuclear hazard sign... far as I know!?!?!!! But, from your last comment above... guess that's what you intended, and, it could create a good laugh, from some.

Don't know legalities regarding placement of hazard symbols where represented hazard did not, does not, or will not exist. Do know there are specific regs about symbols appropriately placed where hazards do exist.

Wouldn't photo/artistic-drawing of a prop, actual marine propeller, be more instructive/appropriate to help save hands and feet of near by swimmers??

Just wonderen!
Ian Griffith's Coot #5 has the symbols too, which like mine, were builder-installed.

__________________

__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 07:57 PM   #183
Art
Guru
 
Art's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7,986
Ian Griffith's Coot #5 has the symbols too, which like mine, were builder-installed.

Where were your boats built? U.S. CG ever seen/commented on your manufacturer's use of nucular hazard symbols? - Just wonderen??
Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #184
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
Coots are built in China, near Hong Kong (American-owned company). USCG always travels at high speed, so doubt they see the symbols when they pass by. Anyway, the Coots' signs are the wrong color for radiation danger.

__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #185
Art
Guru
 
Art's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7,986
Quote:
Originally Posted by markpierce View Post
Coots are built in China, near Hong Kong (American-owned company). USCG always travels at high speed, so doubt they see the symbols when they pass by. Anyway, the Coots' signs are the wrong color for radiation danger.

OOOOO...AAAHHH - I want that boat to play with!
Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 12:07 AM   #186
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
Got a million $$$?
__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 12:39 AM   #187
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,195
Quote:
Originally Posted by markpierce View Post
Ian Griffith's Coot #5 has the symbols too, which like mine, were builder-installed.

Well, I think it's kinda Coot!

I added JET FUEL ONLY stickers near the fuel caps and REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT on the burgee, but so far, no one has mistaken my boat for an airplane.
__________________
Al

Custom Google Trawler Forum Search
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 08:07 AM   #188
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,854
[QUOTE:=FlyWright;162143]Well, I think it's kinda Coot!

I added JET FUEL ONLY stickers near the fuel caps and REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT on the burgee, but so far, no one has mistaken my boat for an airplane.[/QUOTE]

Well, with the covers over the windows I mistook it for an instrument flight trainer.
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express & Blackfin 25 CC
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
http://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 03:46 PM   #189
Guru
 
Tad Roberts's Avatar
 
City: Flattop Islands
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Blackfish
Vessel Model: custom
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 707
I'm not sure there's an accepted international symbol for thrusters but generally it seems to be usual to use a four-armed cross within a circle....

Like this.....There's also a bulb-bow symbol and a propeller symbol each side of the stern.....

Click image for larger version

Name:	18bowview2.jpg
Views:	449
Size:	76.2 KB
ID:	20357
Tad Roberts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 09:12 PM   #190
Art
Guru
 
Art's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7,986
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tad Roberts View Post
I'm not sure there's an accepted international symbol for thrusters but generally it seems to be usual to use a four-armed cross within a circle....

Like this.....There's also a bulb-bow symbol and a propeller symbol each side of the stern.....

Attachment 20357
WHAT is holding that ship upright?? Rigid anchor chain!
Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 10:10 PM   #191
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by markpierce View Post
Don't recall a "real" boat that didn't have a red bottom. ...
Having seen this green-bottomed Japanese freighter on San Pablo Bay today, I'll eat the above statement.

__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 10:39 AM   #192
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,724
Mark,
When you posted the pic of the other freighter w the red bottom I thought sure many others w various colors would get posted. Perhaps black is even more prevalent now. But I'm with you on this one in that I'm sure RED is the most traditional bottom color. The thing that gets me is why have any other color? I think when they introduced tin anti fouling paint for fresh water slime it was green. People saw something new and of course it was different and so like a fad they had to be the first to have it. But RED is traditional and obviously we are traditional watermen w RED bottoms. Long live RED bottoms.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	STH71260 copy.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	136.5 KB
ID:	20382  
__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 10:52 AM   #193
Guru
 
Codger2's Avatar
 
City: San Diego
Country: US
Vessel Name: "Sandpiper"
Vessel Model: 2006 42' Ocean Alexander Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,421
Quote:
Originally Posted by manyboats View Post
But I'm with you on this one in that I'm sure RED is the most traditional bottom color......... . But RED is traditional and obviously we are traditional watermen w RED bottoms.
I think it all started with red lead paint.
__________________
Codger2

My passion for improving my boat(s) exceeds my desire to constantly cruise them.
Codger2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 11:01 AM   #194
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,724
I agree Walt.

But how did dark grey lead become fairly bright red? Lead ain't red.

Perhaps I should ask why the sky is blue while I'm at it?
__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 11:07 AM   #195
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
Isn't/wasn't red (rust) the least expensive pigment? That's why barns, railroad boxcars, and so on were historically red.
__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 11:23 AM   #196
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by manyboats View Post

Perhaps I should ask why the sky is blue while I'm at it?
The blue color of the sky is due to Rayleigh scattering. As light moves through the atmosphere, most of the longer wavelengths pass straight through. Little of the red, orange and yellow light is affected by the air.

However, much of the shorter wavelength light is absorbed by the gas molecules. The absorbed blue light is then radiated in different directions. It gets scattered all around the sky. Whichever direction you look, some of this scattered blue light reaches you. Since you see the blue light from everywhere overhead, the sky looks blue.

__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 11:23 AM   #197
Art
Guru
 
Art's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7,986
Quote:
Originally Posted by manyboats View Post
I agree Walt.

But how did dark grey lead become fairly bright red? Lead ain't red.

Perhaps I should ask why the sky is blue while I'm at it?
Because it reflects our beautiful blue oceans... of course, silly!
Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #198
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
The blue color of the sky is due to Rayleigh scattering. As light moves through the atmosphere, most of the longer wavelengths pass straight through. Little of the red, orange and yellow light is affected by the air.

However, much of the shorter wavelength light is absorbed by the gas molecules. The absorbed blue light is then radiated in different directions. It gets scattered all around the sky. Whichever direction you look, some of this scattered blue light reaches you. Since you see the blue light from everywhere overhead, the sky looks blue.

Capt. Craig, all that sounds technical and scientific. However, everyone in North Carolina knows that the sky is blue because----are you ready for this----God is a Tarheel fan.
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express & Blackfin 25 CC
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
http://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 12:25 PM   #199
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,195
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
The blue color of the sky is due to Rayleigh scattering. As light moves through the atmosphere, most of the longer wavelengths pass straight through. Little of the red, orange and yellow light is affected by the air.

However, much of the shorter wavelength light is absorbed by the gas molecules. The absorbed blue light is then radiated in different directions. It gets scattered all around the sky. Whichever direction you look, some of this scattered blue light reaches you. Since you see the blue light from everywhere overhead, the sky looks blue.

Thanks, Mr. Answer Man!!

What is love?
__________________
Al

Custom Google Trawler Forum Search
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 12:27 PM   #200
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: Avalon, NJ
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 15,928
Lead(II,IV) oxide, also called minium, red lead or triplumbic tetroxide, is a bright red or orange crystalline or amorphous pigment. Chemically, red lead is Pb3O4, or 2 PbO·PbO2. Lead(II,IV) oxide is used in the manufacture of batteries, lead glass and rust-proof primer paints.

Lead(II,IV) oxide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
__________________

psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottom Cleaning CPseudonym General Maintenance 57 03-31-2012 09:21 AM
bottom paint how much motion30 General Maintenance 7 06-15-2011 05:02 AM
Hey Pineapple Girl... Woodsong General Discussion 11 03-09-2011 04:25 PM
Bottom painted dwhatty General Maintenance 7 05-04-2010 03:18 AM
Island Girl Products Dougcole General Maintenance 3 03-30-2009 04:19 AM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012