Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat? - Page 4 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


View Poll Results: What Color Is YOUR Sunbrella?
Pacifc Blue 15 23.08%
Sea Grass Green 6 9.23%
Linen 6 9.23%
Terra Cotta 0 0%
Beige 5 7.69%
Burgundy 4 6.15%
Aquamarine 0 0%
Navy 19 29.23%
Nutmeg 1 1.54%
Toast 9 13.85%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

Like Tree3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 01-10-2014
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 57
Thanks: 11
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 8
kentobin is on a distinguished road
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

The guy who built my dodger said that his unscientific survey indicated that Captain Navy sunbrella held up better than any of the others. That's what I went with. Still in good condition 7 years later.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to kentobin For This Useful Post:
captainmurph (01-10-2014)
  #32  
Old 01-10-2014
Multihullgirl's Avatar
don't like leanin'
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: gulf coast MS
Posts: 518
Thanks: 136
Thanked 41 Times in 38 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Multihullgirl is on a distinguished road
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

BTW I have worked in canvas shop. The most popular colors as I recall (in no particular order): Pacific Blue, Captain Navy, Forest Green, Toast, Marine Blue, Mediterranean Blue, Capri, Aquamarine, Persian Green (esp powerboats), Burgundy, Mediterranean Blue Tweed (the tweed using Pacific as the base IIRC), Dubonnet Tweed, Charcoal Tweed

If you're ordering from a wholesaler (Trivantage?) maybe ask them what they sell the most
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to Multihullgirl For This Useful Post:
captainmurph (01-10-2014)
  #33  
Old 01-10-2014
eherlihy's Avatar
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 3,518
Thanks: 110
Thanked 61 Times in 60 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Toast;

__________________

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

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #34  
Old 01-10-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
Posts: 2,223
Thanks: 2
Thanked 36 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkSF is on a distinguished road
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Quite like the Toast. Maybe next time? My boat has lots of teak, and lots of covers for it, so changing colour will cost almost as much as a new boat...
__________________
1984 Bristol 31.1
Alameda, California, USA
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #35  
Old 01-10-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,322
Thanks: 6
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Seaduction is on a distinguished road
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Desert Camo.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #36  
Old 01-10-2014
svHyLyte's Avatar
Old as Dirt!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 2,705
Thanks: 12
Thanked 104 Times in 99 Posts
Rep Power: 6
svHyLyte is on a distinguished road
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Combinations of complimentary colors can have some appeal. We sail a French yacht and my (much) better half thinks French color styles work well, eh?
Attached Thumbnails
Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?-spyc-1.jpg  
JoeLena likes this.
__________________
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #37  
Old 01-10-2014
JoeLena's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 165
Thanks: 9
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 3
JoeLena is on a distinguished road
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Quote:
Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
Combinations of complimentary colors can have some appeal. We sail a French yacht and my (much) better half thinks French color styles work well, eh?
Agrťable!
__________________
'72 Catalina 27 Tall Rig #519
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #38  
Old 01-10-2014
blt2ski's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,694
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 10
blt2ski will become famous soon enough
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

You might think about having access to OTHER colors as well. We have pillows, our cushions, and some curtains made of Sunbrella. ALONG with the typical on deck stuff which is in a navy blue. Probably the blue many have said is navy per say.

The cushions are a floral design, some pillows are the same, and a white and blue striped fabric also for some of the pillows and the curtains.

I also have a cockpit cover that goes over the boom on sunny or rainy days. Do not want a dodger or bimini. That is more of an off white/ivory color for lack of better way to describe it. I wanted something that shaded the cockpit per say, but would not allow the heat soak as darker colors do on a hot day. IT also allows some natural light thru if ugly out, so one is able to read a book, but still get shaded etc.

There are a LOT of things you can make out of sunbrella cloth for folks, that might make you more money in the short term if at various marina's than the main items, ala dodgers, bimini's etc.

Marty
__________________
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #39  
Old 01-11-2014
dvuyxx's Avatar
s/v Tiger Lily
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington, DC - Annapolis
Posts: 549
Thanks: 45
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 6
dvuyxx is on a distinguished road
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Captain Navy
__________________
David
Severna Park, MD
Pearson 35 - s/v Tiger Lily
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #40  
Old 01-11-2014
zeehag's Avatar
snake charmer, cat herder
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: refitting a formosa in exotic tropical locations....
Posts: 1,651
Thanks: 4
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 6
zeehag is on a distinguished road
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

mine started out dark green ..a forest green without the black threads int he weave..
under the dark cloth in daylight in tropics is comfortable and cool. without it is a bit hot and very very bright , even in winter.
__________________

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

formosa 41 and ericson 35mII
cruising tropical mexico at present, working my way southward



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
bimini , colors , dodger , sail cover , sunbrella


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boat paint, and color. Thermophile Gear & Maintenance 17 09-25-2013 12:39 PM
Sunbrella question beanctr56 Gear & Maintenance 20 02-07-2011 04:51 PM
Sunbrella longevity copacabana Gear & Maintenance 23 04-19-2010 04:04 PM
How long does Sunbrella last? CapnRon47 Gear & Maintenance 12 09-16-2009 11:38 PM
Dyeing Sunbrella Edo Kazumichi Gear & Maintenance 3 04-19-2008 07:48 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:07 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.