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TakeFive
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Re: yellow bottom paint....:)

I've had Vivid blue on my bottom for the past 2 years, and today I ordered Vivid white for this year (from Jamestown). I wanted something different, and that contrasted with the prior coat so I could see the wear. We'll see if it has that unpainted look.

No plans for any fancy decorations, though. I vaguely remember seeing some pretty crazy striped designs in some Vivid promotional literature a couple years ago.

The choice of bottom paint varies with region, but Vivid has always gotten good marks in Practical Sailor's Florida saltwater tests, and it's done pretty well for me in fresh water. I mainly like it because it's a hard paint that wears more slowly (important to me because I dock in river currents and occasionally get some flotsam in my slip), yet it does not lose its effectiveness when stored on the hard over the winter.


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