SailNet Community - View Single Post - Topside Color
Thread: Topside Color
View Single Post
post #2 of Old 03-20-2013
Minnewaska
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 11,039
Thanks: 46
Thanked 224 Times in 209 Posts
Rep Power: 7
   
Re: Topside Color

You can paint her any color you like, I've seen 19 ft cat boats that are all prettied up. I'm sure she would look gorgeous.

It will take much more than just painting. To go from white to dark blue will require that you insure there are absolutely zero defects in the smoothness of the topside. Dark colors show every imperfection. Of course, cause your own dock rash after you have her painted and it will be magnified compared to the ones you have now. Consider that when you decide on what product to use. Some are more repairable than others. The trade off is, the more repairable, the less durable and vice versa.

We too love a dark hull, but you have to go in with your eye's open to the above.

For product, we most recently used AlexSeal and are very happy with it. It's the newest product from the original inventor of AwlGrip. Its as durable as the most durable stuff out there, but they claim it lends itself to repair more than its competition. Not a do-it-yourself product, however, if that's your plan.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome