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%
oily 0 0%
other 8 9.52%
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Color your engine

What's the color of your boat's engine(s). My John Deere is white. Thought it would be green.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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Perkins.......Blue, even after 27 years.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:44 PM   #3
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:45 PM   #4
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Go fast red, apparently they also come in green.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:48 PM   #5
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What's the color of your boat's engine(s). My John Deere is white. Thought it would be green.
Deere paints their Agricultural equipment green,
their Industrial equipment; crawlers, generators, exavators, scrapers, etc yellow
Marine engines White.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:03 PM   #6
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Alpine Green, aka Detroit Green even though they are FL120s.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:09 PM   #7
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Gold. In color only.

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Old 01-17-2013, 11:46 PM   #8
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Interesting question.
In our current boat search, we've seen a variety of colours for purportedly the same engines - Cats are either white or orange, cummins are usually white, Perkins usually blue, Lehmans bright red, Volvos usually green, etc. But mostly we see either a lot of grunge or bright colors on the engines and even the attached hoses...

Maybe a bit of a sidebar, but if the engines are of a certain age, the colour may be whatever came out of the spray can.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:51 PM   #9
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Lehman red with white valve covers.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:29 AM   #10
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Blue with what I call "Perkins Patina".
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:57 AM   #12
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Basic black for mine.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:10 AM   #13
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The Integrity 380 I saw recently had a white John Deere.
FlyWright,what is "Perkins Patina"? A fine smear of blow by gases?
RTF`s 2 tone finish of red and white is impressive.
Is there a prize for the best color scheme? Is there an opening here for engine decorators?
I drove a rally car for a friend who also navigated. He was always repainting stuff in the engine bay in metallic gloss finishes, I was keener on getting the car dirty in forests and trying to keep it right side up.
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FlyWright,what is "Perkins Patina"? A fine smear of blow by gases?
35 years of aging, fading, chips, slight oil film in spots and just the right amount of ferrous oxide to give it charm.
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Well currently is rusty reddish brownish with a hint of black but soon to be in the ranks of Perkins blue when we've finished rebuilding her

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The Integrity 380 I saw recently had a white John Deere.
FlyWright,what is "Perkins Patina"? A fine smear of blow by gases?
RTF`s 2 tone finish of red and white is impressive.
Is there a prize for the best color scheme? Is there an opening here for engine decorators?
I drove a rally car for a friend who also navigated. He was always repainting stuff in the engine bay in metallic gloss finishes, I was keener on getting the car dirty in forests and trying to keep it right side up.
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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Mine is Perkins and blue
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Lehman red with chrome valve cover.
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