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Re: Black or off coloured Yachts? Opinions......,
My boat is going to need a new bottom job soon but during a refit I'm planning in a few years, I'm looking at changing the colors.
I found this Cape Dory that's up for sale and I really like the color. I'm looking at doing the same thing, Red topside with black bottom but the waterline, I'm thinking, to be bright yellow.
I'm also looking at refinishing the mast to a bright yellow too to match the waterline.
See current color in my blog in the signature below.
I like the red/black. The yellow boot stripe would be too much for me, but you should do what you like.
While I love the look of a painted mast, I will never paint mine. If scratched, it can encourage corrosion that would have never occurred bare. I also find they are the first to look like they need to be repainted. A yellow spar would certainly stand out, just not sure if that's good or not.
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