View Poll Results: What's the color of your engine(s)
red 22 26.19%
white 22 26.19%
blue 15 17.86%
green 13 15.48%
yellow 1 1.19%
silver 2 2.38%
rusty 1 1.19%
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #41
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My CAT is white and I thought it would be yellow.

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I believe Cat paint their marine diesels white and their landside engines Cat beige.
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Blue-tiful Perkins Blue. The PO always kept the paint touched up. After almost two and a half years under our ownership, the paint needs to be touched up but they still look good.
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I believe Cat paint their marine diesels white and their landside engines Cat beige.
The Cat engines I've seen in their heavy equipment have all been the same yellow color as the equipment. Don't know what color their truck engines are.

Their marine engines are typically white from photos and actual boats with them that I've seen but there are exceptions. For example, the 420hp Cat diesel that Carey had installed in his 36' lobsterboat is Cat yellow, not white.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:25 PM   #44
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I'm seeing a common theme here Between you and the 380's Bruce. Sounds to me like somenones in Luuurve hehehe.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:22 PM   #45
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:23 PM   #46
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Mine are that 'Perkins Patina' blue that Al (Flywright) so ingeniously described. I wish I would have thought of that. I have thought of touching them up, but I really couldn't decide which color of blue to match. I'm sure the engine paint is original, but in truth the color varies depending on where it is. Fly's Perkins Patina' Mine look darn good considering there 30 year age, but they aren't perfect. Now I'm wondering if they look better being 90% good and original or touched up & forever questionable what they looked like before the touchup.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #47
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My Yanmar is regular silver, but the old Atomic Four has it's original Antique Gold.
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My Cummins is operating room white and I wear a mask and white gloves when working on it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:42 PM   #50
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Perkins Blue....on the 6.354's.... And the Northern Lights genset is white....
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:52 PM   #52
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I have a rare red Perkins no idea who or when it was done but they did a good job.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:29 PM   #53
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Now that's a tad sexy now isn't it. Very clean and organised! Kudos to you
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A slightly more affordable dream than an Alaska 46. But with so much time/effort/$ invested in the IG,it will be around a long while. I just had a long chat with the PO 1985-2009 (there was a one year owner, who died, between us), he filled some gaps; and a scare, he once locked up the port engine with a rope entanglement, damaging the engine mounts as well as needing major engine work!
I'm totally in love with the 330's and 380's. The only thing that stands between us is the $400k+ :-(

I'll try and do my best to replicate it with a dash of Hendo in for safe keeping :-)
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Original Lehman red. In need of some touch-ups. Does anyone know the appropriate paint to use?
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The Cat engines I've seen in their heavy equipment have all been the same yellow color as the equipment. Don't know what color their truck engines are.

Their marine engines are typically white from photos and actual boats with them that I've seen but there are exceptions. For example, the 420hp Cat diesel that Carey had installed in his 36' lobsterboat is Cat yellow, not white.
When I bought Delfin she was empty except for the main and a disconnected, but new genset. The PO said it was white to begin with, but thought the standard CAT yellow looked better, so he painted it before dropping it in.
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Original Lehman red. In need of some touch-ups. Does anyone know the appropriate paint to use?
I used one of the Rust-o-leum reds when I installed a belt guard on the front of the engine. In the perpetual twilight of the engine room it is a good match.
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I'm developing a decided inferiority complex due to the condition of some of the engines & engine room photos being posted. Delfin's post certainly does NOT help.

Is there not anyone out there that has an engine or ER so totally delapitdated that they would be ashamed to show it to blind Freddy.
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