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Old 04-12-2016, 07:45 PM   #21
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The first commercial (non passenger) ships that went white were banana ships as an aid in maintaining proper temps as I am sure the passenger vessels had a likewise financial interests in reducing the demand on the a/c.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:47 PM   #22
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"Dark colours on a wood hull tend to dry the planking and open the seams
when in the heat of the sun."

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I second Ted's comment. Painted my '73 wood GB a very light grey, and after about three weeks in the CA delta one could see light coming in between all the planks above the water line. White is needed in hot climates to reflect sun/heat...

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Old 04-12-2016, 08:32 PM   #23
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:03 PM   #24
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Of course when I originally posted it said "disability" instead of "visibility" thanks to autocorrect. Someone pointed it out to me and I edited before time to do so expired.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:06 PM   #25
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Your boat would look even better if she were fly'in around in the air so we could see her green bottom as well.
Eric, you mean like this?

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Black, dark blue, red, etc. look great when new but not as they get older. Also, colors go out of style, white does not. Remember the orange and maroon boats of the seventies?
WesK, this paint job is 13 years old, and all of it in uncovered docks and salt water. High quality coatings, properly applied can last a very long time.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:31 PM   #26
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Our boat came with a broad stripe area like any Manatee. When I saw the temperature difference in the Florida Sun on my Infrared gun (more than 60 degrees), I painted it white. Made a big difference in the stateroom too. I really like the looks of the colored hulls though.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:57 PM   #27
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LarryM yes,
Too bad the sun isn't on the port side in the picture. You could paint your house a similar green. Can't think of a good trim color though.

I recall you've mentioned visability problems w the Fortress on the bow .. why don't you stow it flat on the foredeck? The anchor is so light it begs to be deck stowed. One can keep an anchor rigged and ready to deploy on deck.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:40 PM   #28
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I like the looks of the dark green or navy hulls, but I wouldn't want one because of the increased maintenance to keep them looking nice.


Two things we insisted on a few years ago when we were shopping for a boat:
1. No colored hulls
2. No wood on the exterior


We got what we wanted in Beachcomber.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:08 PM   #29
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GFC,
Despite the sanitary approach that the Pope would look good on .. your boat is stunningly beautiful. Even the wake and running angle. And I'm very sincere in that even rarely being drawn to the type for beauty and positive asthetics.

ulysses,
Half freighter and half trawler? The blue looks good but may be dependent on the house when afloat.
Cool anchor.
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:37 PM   #31
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So a picture of the house and something historical to go on and one just to imagine a white hull. Note that there is very little blue surface directly outside of living areas. The rake and flare of the bow prevent direct sunlight other than early mornings and late evenings from hitting the quarters. The aft salon and galley areas are not directly against the blue with a walkaround seperating the house from the blue. Heat/color wise the forward deck color plays more of a role in temps inside than anything else and it is now very well insulated
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blue

I guess I have a blue hull so I guess like it!
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:22 PM   #33
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Despite the sanitary approach that the Pope would look good on .. your boat is stunningly beautiful. Even the wake and running angle. And I'm very sincere in that even rarely being drawn to the type for beauty and positive asthetics.
Eric, thanks for the kudos. We're very pleased with the boat. Hopefully when we get her over to your neck of the woods we can hoist a cold one together and I'll give you a tour.

Popemobile? Dang, does that mean these are sister ships to Beachcomber?



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Tour?
Thanks.
Rather have a 20 knot ride.
Bring a barrel of fuel?
OK lets do the tour.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:34 AM   #35
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I like the looks of the dark green or navy hulls, but I wouldn't want one because of the increased maintenance to keep them looking nice.

Two things we insisted on a few years ago when we were shopping for a boat:
1. No colored hulls
2. No wood on the exterior

We got what we wanted in Beachcomber.
Walt...If the Pope can have a raised pilothouse, why can't you?.
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Yeah! What he said!!!
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White, or as we prefer, an off-white or cream, is far preferable in the tropics and hot climates, both for comfort (inside and out) and durability. We love the look of those blue or green hulled boats, but wouldn't have one south of about the Mason-Dixon line.
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That's because we give you an hour head start and approach you from your stern. You can't see aft as well as we can see fwd.
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That's because we give you an hour head start and approach you from your stern. You can't see aft as well as you can see fwd.
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Thread drift....

What fabric is used on your window shades? I am considering something for my PH and saloon windows.
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