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I'm slowly turning the canvas on mine from dark blue to grey. I only have the bimini to go. Blue is so ordinary to me. Then I'll do some grey strips with a red accent strip and black bottom paint. With the white hull, I think it'll look sharp and just slightly different.

Like JoeDiver, I love a navy blue hull. I really like it with cream colored decks. But here, the difference between cream and white decks is several degrees down below. Can't imagine the heat from a dark hull. Maybe when I move some place a little cooler, I'll have my navy blue hull.

As far as color, well..if the price was right and I could send her to the paint shop right after getting the title, I'd buy it. If I had to live with it, chartreuse and pink are out.
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when on the boat you never have to look at your own hull. you only see the deck

- it was easy to pick it out in crowded anchorages.
My boat is white with a Pacific blue sail cover. While I'm really happy with the color scheme (and I really wouldn't like a green or yellow hull), there is something to be said for being able to pick out your boat at a distance without trying to remember where you "parked."
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I am partial to red(previous boat) even though my current boat is off white.

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Personally, I really love the look of dark hulls - red and blue in particular (beautiful boat, Tim). However, I don't think I would buy one. I've seen too many relatively new boats with dark hulls that really show the oxidation. I know that problem can be avoided through proper maintenance, but white does a nice job of hiding the flaws. Just my 2 cents.
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I've seen too many relatively new boats with dark hulls that really show the oxidation. I know that problem can be avoided through proper maintenance, but white does a nice job of hiding the flaws. Just my 2 cents.
Even though that is the original custom gelcoat color that shortly turned pink, what you see now is paint(Dupont Imron).

I also would steer away from dark colored gelcoats. Most quality builders will only do gelcoat in white and everything else is painted.

Remember the 70s when you could buy a Pearson or a C&C in one of those hideous oranges or yellows? Yellow is not all that bad but orange?
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White us right! Blue is the colour of choice of canvas at our marina. But, what ever your willing to buff up floats your boat!
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Of course it is important, it gives life on a certain things. Everything is non-sense and boring without color.
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I am partial to red(previous boat) even though my current boat is off white.

Make and model please!



Regarding orange boats...it can be sexy.
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Wow, the General Lee of boats. Can they jump it over a ditch though? I doubt they have any black crew with a paint job like that!

The "red boat" as Mainesail's daughter used to call it is a 1985 Ericson 35-3. It is now in Annapolis.
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My boat was red and it has oxidized so now it is pink (including the mast). I will probably repaint one day when I have more time. I checked with the local boat yard what they would charge to paint a 34 footer from the water line up to the deck and the deck. The cost $25K. Guess I'll be doing it myself. Does this price sound realistic? The price did include removing all deck hardware before painting.

Man boats can be expensive if you do not do the work yourself.
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