Is color important? - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 43 Old 06-20-2011
Quirky
 
Sublime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Texas
Posts: 592
Thanks: 5
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
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.

This post is made from recycled electrons

A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why ships are built.

My girls:
1974 Alcort Minifish-Minifish
2001 Drascombe Lugger-Penelope
2004 Hunter 260-Miss Muffet
Sublime is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 43 Old 06-20-2011
s/v Ilya
 
arknoah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 237
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 6
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sck5 View Post
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."

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


____________________________
And straight on 'til morning
arknoah is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 43 Old 06-20-2011
Senior Member
 
Tim R.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,547
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
I am partial to red(previous boat) even though my current boat is off white.


Tim R.
Our Carina is for sale
1997 Caliber 40LRC

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

-----------------------------------------------------

Last edited by Tim R.; 06-20-2011 at 01:52 PM.
Tim R. is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 43 Old 06-20-2011
Pearson 303
 
SVCarolena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 410
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
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.
SVCarolena is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #15 of 43 Old 06-20-2011
Senior Member
 
Tim R.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,547
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SVCarolena View Post
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?

Tim R.
Our Carina is for sale
1997 Caliber 40LRC

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

-----------------------------------------------------
Tim R. is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #16 of 43 Old 06-20-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 149
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
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!
ahab211 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #17 of 43 Old 06-20-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Of course it is important, it gives life on a certain things. Everything is non-sense and boring without color.
giewalker is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #18 of 43 Old 06-20-2011
Quirky
 
Sublime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Texas
Posts: 592
Thanks: 5
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by treilley View Post
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.
Attached Thumbnails
GENLEE_LORES-357.jpg  

This post is made from recycled electrons

A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why ships are built.

My girls:
1974 Alcort Minifish-Minifish
2001 Drascombe Lugger-Penelope
2004 Hunter 260-Miss Muffet
Sublime is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #19 of 43 Old 06-20-2011
Senior Member
 
Tim R.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,547
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
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.

Tim R.
Our Carina is for sale
1997 Caliber 40LRC

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

-----------------------------------------------------
Tim R. is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #20 of 43 Old 06-20-2011
Senior Member
 
casey1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: HI
Posts: 3,514
Thanks: 23
Thanked 50 Times in 48 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
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.
casey1999 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottom color. omaho5 General Discussion (sailing related) 12 03-15-2011 02:50 AM
Name that color... blueranger General Discussion (sailing related) 6 05-27-2010 11:03 AM
Bi-Color Bow Nav Light max-on Gear & Maintenance 6 07-09-2008 11:56 AM
Canvas Color - How Important is it? Belizean Gear & Maintenance 34 04-02-2008 10:51 PM
Gel Color Matches chuck711 Gear & Maintenance 1 10-19-2004 09:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome