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We are in the process of GRADUALLY converting our canvas over from forest green to Toast sunbrella (our budget didn't permit doing it all at once). We started with the dodger two years ago, then when we got our new genoa last year it got a toast uv cover. With a new mainsail on order, we also have a new toast cover coming. Next year will be the miscellaneous and sundry winch, handrail, binnacle, and bimini boot covers. (The green bimini is in such good condition it will have to wait because I'm a cheap yankee and I don't like to replace things that still have lots of life in them. But most of the time it will be covered by the Toast boot.)
I was told there is no difference vis-a-vis UV inhibition between the sunbrella colors. I hope that's true, or that if there is a difference it's minimal. I have often wondered about TrueBlue's point concerning heat/longevity with darker colors.
One comment about Toast: The shade is lighter than you might think when looking at swatches -- almost a bit "washed out" in my view. In retrospect, I do sort of wish we had gone one shade darker. I think there's a Mocha or ? that is a slightly darker shade of khaki.
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Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62
NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT
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