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Thank you everyone for your suggestions. It really helps. I will take a picture and post once I have made up my mind.
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What do you seal it with?
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Do what YOU think looks best. You, or your admiral, will have to look at it each time you approach the boat. "I told you so" is not the way you want to start your day!
Really depends on the color of your boat, or boot stripe, or whatever. Black is not going to be any hotter or fade more than navy. Lighter colors can look very good, but will be a little harder to clean when the birds leave you gifts from the rigging. Whatever you do make certain that you seal it a couple of times a year and you won't have to replace for 7-10 years if it is a quality product.
I agree with the sealing or annual application of waterproofing of Sunbrella. About once a year I clean all the canvas real good, then apply a good coating of waterproofing.
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Happily, my wife picked navy blue. Let your wife pick whatever color she likes. If you are like me there arent all that many decisions she gets the final word on so give her any you can.
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Boat beside me, up from FL, has a new vinyl looking fabric for their while "canvas". Looks very sharp, sprays off easily and doesn't need anything to r remain waterproof. Of course, it's more expensive than Sunbrella. Might be worth looking into.
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Sunbrella can lose its waterproofing over time and degrade the fabric. It is a
really good fabric, so even if untreated it lasts a long time. My sail and canvas guy recommends twice a year application of Sunbrella's 303 Protectorant (SP) which is a spray on treatment. I do it at the end of the season after thouroughly cleaning the dodger and bimini and also mid season. Seems to work.

Advise: In the mid season application, usually on the boat, pick a day that is as windless as possible. This stuff is expensive and made more so because I usually end up buying it at WM. As it is misted on you don't want to have half of it blowing away. Anybody found a better sourse?

He also recommends using Lemon Pledge on the glass in the dodger. This is my 7th season with this boat and the windows, other than scratches caused by stupidity, are clear as can be. I do this 3-4 times a year because it is cheap insurance, easy, and not time consuming. Half the time I get the sails balanced and clean the glass while sailing.

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Color also depends on how you sail or don't sail your boat. Dark colors tied to the dock can be very hot while sailing in a cool breez can afford you a little more warmth. So if you are a sailor pick a darker color if you are a dock master pick a lighter color.
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Both my sailmaker and my canvas guy recommended Pacific Blue as the most fade resistant color for Sunbrella fabric. Since my Pacific Blue dodger was still serviceable, I opted to stay with Pacific Blue for the UV cover on my new headsail, the new MackPack sail bag/lazy jacks and a new bimini and connector. The new stuff mates perfectly to the old (except when it gets wet).
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