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Old 10-20-2017, 07:07 AM   #21
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Haha, everyone has a different color! Do they even offer a white hull?!
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:50 AM   #22
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Bruce B and wife can tell you how it has gone with purchasing a new AT 395. The 34 also looks like a nice boat and would be similar in many respects.
If it is a recent AT realize, per USCG rules, they have to add in the swim platform in the OAL. Alas, unless you can duct tape a guest to the swim platform or perhaps duct tape 'stores' to the swim platform, it is of little use unless swimming.. So in reality, the 395 is really a 37 foot boat.

Per the USCG, the overall length must include the swim platform
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:59 AM   #23
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Haha, everyone has a different color! Do they even offer a white hull?!
Why would anyone want a white hull. It shows the dirt. With my British Racing green hull, I would rather like a tan superstructure.

Alas unless it is a new build or I have lots of money, the superstructure is white.

I have red bottom paint. That way I can see if the boat is still floating upright as I approach the boat. I suspect it will be easier to see if it turns turtle out to sea. Far better than a black bottom paint.
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Why would anyone want a white hull. It shows the dirt. With my British Racing green hull, I would rather like a tan superstructure.

Alas unless it is a new build or I have lots of money, the superstructure is white.

I have red bottom paint. That way I can see if the boat is still floating upright as I approach the boat. I suspect it will be easier to see if it turns turtle out to sea. Far better than a black bottom paint.
So Dan, any white hulled ATs out there so sea salt and gel coat fading aren't so noticeable? Certainly a light green is a good step. Even Nordic Tug makes white hulls.
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Mine is a painted almost dark green. I get lots of compliments on the boat. I think the color has something to do with it. LOL
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:56 AM   #26
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So Dan, any white hulled ATs out there so sea salt and gel coat fading aren't so noticeable? Certainly a light green is a good step. Even Nordic Tug makes white hulls.
Difficult to see an all white boat in the fog or snow and maybe rain.
Part of safe boating is "being seen." That is why we have lookouts, RADAR and AIS.
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Difficult to see an all white boat in the fog or snow and maybe rain.
Part of safe boating is "being seen." That is why we have lookouts, RADAR and AIS.
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Green and Blue hulls hide the moustache!
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Green and Blue hulls hide the moustache!
So does a paper sack.

Oh you meant the mustache on the bow of the boat. LOL
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i've only heard of one white hull AT, it was a 48' model briefly for sale in San Francisco, i think it was produced around 2009...

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I know there's some people that say "All boats should be white"... but i'd say that would make marinas pretty boring...
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I recently saw a white hulled AT 34 on YW up in the mid Atlantic states. Believe it is the same boat that was for sale in Manitowoc WI for a long time.
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i've only heard of one white hull AT, it was a 48' model briefly for sale in San Francisco, i think it was produced around 2009...

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I know there's some people that say "All boats should be white"... but i'd say that would make marinas pretty boring...
If all boats were white, it would be very difficult to direct guests to your boat.
"It's the all white boat on the dock."

Just my opinion.
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Difficult to see an all white boat in the fog or snow and maybe rain.
Part of safe boating is "being seen." That is why we have lookouts, RADAR and AIS.
I've said that before in earlier threads.
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I've said that before in earlier threads.
Then, I agree with you. SMIRK
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