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Old 02-15-2011, 10:23 PM   #21
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RE: Who has a black or dark hull?

Great!* My workboat-like trawler should then be*in character*with any*"dirt and scum and rust and fish guts and scrapes and dings and scratches and puke."
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:29 PM   #22
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RE: Who has a black or dark hull?

Depends. Do have a glossy paint finish or a matte finish? If it's matte, then you're right in there with the real men. If it's glossy, sorry, it's still a toy boat, wannabe windows and all.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:31 AM   #23
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RE: Who has a black or dark hull?

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Depends. Do have a glossy paint finish or a matte finish? If it's matte, then you're right in there with the real men. If it's glossy, sorry, it's still a toy boat, wannabe windows and all.
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:46 AM   #24
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"If it's glossy, sorry,
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The simplest solution to obtaining a working finish is to roll the paint on ,

and forgetabout any tipping .
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:35 AM   #25
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:46 PM   #26
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RE: Who has a black or dark hull?

We had a 36 ft sailboat* with a dark blue hull, it was very dificult to keep up. The hull got very hot in our summer by mid morning the boat turned into an oven as the suns rays also bounce off the water , i call it " two suns".


As always colors are a personal choice, *however i will tell you if you scratch a blue / black hull you will see your original white showing through.


The other point i want to make is that dark colors do fade and loose their original luster over time *please go on Awlgrip web page for some more advice and opinions
you may e mail the ceo he will respond .
A fun project is, take a picture of your boat *the color several prints *with a felt marker pen.
i did that *trick with my house plans
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:44 PM   #27
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RE: Who has a black or dark hull?

Mine is black now
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:01 PM   #28
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Looks good.* * Your vessel no longer looks like every other ubiquitous white-hulled boats.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:42 PM   #29
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Gorgeous. * It hardly looks like them same boat.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:07 PM   #30
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RE: Who has a black or dark hull?

Very nice, SS. CC's right, it really makes it look like a different boat. I like it very much. Maybe I should consider burgundy? Gray? Hmmmmm...
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:43 PM   #31
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RE: Who has a black or dark hull?

Yes, looks really nice. While the comments re darker colours fading are valid, it applies more to original gel-coats then 2 pack paint finishes, so I don't think it will be all that much of an issue. I once owned a yacht painted 2 pack red, and it outlasted the original gel-coat red by many years before showing any fading.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:36 PM   #32
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Who has a black or dark hull?

I just found a white hull (same model) of my boat and put the photos side x side for a comparison.

What do you think guys? Forget about fading, maintenance, paint or gel-coat. I want to know which one LOOKS better. Don't worry about your answer. This is a "marketing" question. :thumbsup:* :thumbsdown:


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Old 06-26-2011, 06:23 PM   #33
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Who has a black or dark hull?

Up close I like the blue if it's in perfect condition like yours Walt but otherwise I prefer the white. Actually I like off white, beige or any color that's real light and bright. From a distance all the dark hull yachts look like old fish boats, tug boats or other work boats. Another element here is that w a white house and dark hull the boat looks longer and lower and that almost always looks better. The 10" dark part of the top of the hull on Willy help it look longer and lower in the same way. I think the 2 tone treatment always gives the vehicle a deluxe look too.


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Old 06-26-2011, 07:03 PM   #34
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...*From a distance all the dark hull yachts look like old fish boats, tug boats or other work boats. ...
*Isn't that the idea?* In my marina, most every boat is white with some blue canvas: very popular but so boring!



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Old 06-26-2011, 07:06 PM   #35
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I just found a white hull (same model) of my boat and put the photos side x side for a comparison.
*Walt, it is plain to see your dark-hulled boat is much more beautiful!
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:10 PM   #36
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I just found a white hull (same model) of my boat and put the photos side x side for a comparison.

What do you think guys? Forget about fading, maintenance, paint or gel-coat. I want to know which one LOOKS better. Don't worry about your answer. This is a "marketing" question. :thumbsup:* :thumbsdown:



-- Edited by SeaHorse II on Sunday 26th of June 2011 05:40:17 PM
*Walt, it is no contest.* Hands down it is the dark hull, and that is a totally unbiased opinion.* So that should settle it!
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*Walt, it is no contest.* Hands down it is the dark hull, and that is a totally unbiased opinion.* So that should settle it!
******* Thanks Don & Mark....I knew I could count on you two for a completely "objective"

******* opinion. I must say, however, that I really like the paint job on "Willy."* Why?

******* As mark said...it's not boring! In fact it's unique!

****** Now I know that "everyone" on this Forum loves their boat but I am biased towards

****** dark hulls and boats that are unique in their look.

****** Commence with the brick throwing!*



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RE: Who has a black or dark hull?

Love the white Gourmet Cruiser. Purity of color in motion. :smile:
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Who has a black or dark hull?

No, Walt & Mark, you are right, all white is boring, and when I had Lotus's hull re-sprayed late last year, I agonised over going for a colour, but as the 2iC and I could not agree on which colour, and would have been a bit more expensive, requiring an extra coat to cover the white, added to the heat & fading issue, and she was already white, I took the line of least resistance....but...blood red would look nice...or maybe dark green...or navy blue...or maybe Nordhavn grey ...?...I dunno...


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Love the white Gourmet Cruiser. Purity of color in motion. :smile:
******* LOL....* Right on! LOL...* I thought you would respond before this!* LOL...* in fact, I made a bet with my wife on the position you would take and loss 5 bucks. LOL


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