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Whales don't like Red ?
Here's one's that's been rattlin' round my empty noggin' since I heard it.
Couple months ago we did a short haul on a friend's boat so a surveyor could check for damage where he'd been hit while acting as the committee boat at the finish of a long distance race overnight. (an interesting story of it's own)
The boat is a new French boat with dark blue hull, gold indented (?) cove stripe, red bottom paint, just gorgeous, a real head turner, classic colors. After the powerwash we noticed paint was about due, the surveyor said "I don't like black or red bottom paint, I prefer blue or green". Why is that, do you think blue lasts better? No he said, I think red and black trigger aggression in whales. When they look up, red and black look like a predator, probably most incidents involve boats with red bottom paint.
I'm not buying it, how about you?
"Just call me TB"