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Old 02-13-2011, 02:45 AM   #1
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Who has a black or dark hull?

Hello ... you probably say .. here is Erik again .... yep I haven't made up my mind yet ... the clipper is almost ready for painting .... Is anyone there with a dark hull and white cabin, we would love to have a look at pictures .... to see if we like it ....

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Old 02-13-2011, 04:56 AM   #2
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:17 AM   #3
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Ours is a fairly dark green[img]download.spark?ID=874182&aBID=115492[/img]
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Dark Blue
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Moonstruck------black
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DON:* Where's that great photo of your hull?

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Old 02-13-2011, 08:33 AM   #7
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Moonstruck wrote:Moonstruck------black
DON:* Where's that great photo of your hull?Walt, do you mean this one?

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Old 02-13-2011, 08:47 AM   #8
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Yeah, that's the one! Do you use wax or is that Awlgrip?
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Yeah, that's the one! Do you use wax or is that Awlgrip?
That is gelcoat with 3M marine polish----about a 3 step process.* The picture was in the yard at Maximo Marina in St. Petersburg, FL.* The crew did a great job of bottom painting and polishing the hull.

I have been talking with Gary Alderman at Snead Island Boatworks near Bradenton about an Awlgrip paint job.* It looks like now we may*do it on the Chesapeake.* Not an emergency thing,* Just trying to stay ahead of it.

I'm trying to decide it Awlgrip or Awlcraft would be better.* Awlgrip is harder, but Awlcraft touches up beautifully.

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Old 02-13-2011, 09:49 AM   #10
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Here's mine. Dark blue Awlgrip. I just bought it a month ago. It is the first and only Californian I saw with a dark hull. IMO the dark hull makes the boat classy and unique. But to each, their own. I haven't had the water spot experience, although it looks good now. And I doubt it has had a great deal of recent exterior cleaning prior to me buying it it January in Nashville. It isn't in salt either, so that may make a big difference.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:45 AM   #11
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Who has a black or dark hull?

Hi Seahorse,I like it .... What have you done with the swimplatform? Is it oiled? *You railings are I guess just varnished with clear? *all stands out very well, the timber and white cabin with the dark hull ... the admiral of the fleet will like it !


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Who has a black or dark hull?

Craig,Thanks for the picture ... great looking boat ... looks good, the dark hull with the timber ....
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Who has a black or dark hull?

Dark Green with light beige topsides.

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The swim platform is oiled with Starbrite Oil & Sealer (Nothing else, Semco, etc.
stands up. The rest of the varnish is Epifane clear. To keep it looking good we
kiss sand it and apply 1-2 coats every 6-8 months.


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We are dark blue with off-white superstructure and green bottom paint.* I think it an attractive combination.
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RE: Who has a black or dark hull?

i really like the blue and green hulls showcased in this thread, very nice.
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I like the dark hull colors also.
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If you can talk Headhustler into it, he seems to be a whiz with Photoshop.* If you post a good clean shot of your boat I bet he can change the hull color to anything you want to try.* You might PM him to see if he'll do this for you.

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Now, why is it that most work (commercial) boats have dark hulls and most toy(recreational) boats have white hulls?
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Probably because dark paint doesn't show dirt and scum and rust and fish guts and scrapes and dings and scratches and puke as readily as white hulls. Notice also that commercial boats don't have shiny dark hulls, they have matte dark hulls. Same reason--- matte finish doesn't show dirt and scum and rust and fish guts.....
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