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Is color important?

Have you refused to look at a boat because the wrong hull or dodger color?

It is a kind lame excuse, but changing color of the hull is not cheap and looking at her everyday if it is not easy on my eyes will become problems.
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A dodger that is to light a color can be hard on the eyes (too much glare).
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It is to my wife and i kind of like the new color also
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It would have to be a HORRIBLE color. I'm a lot more sensitive to overall design, than color. Life's too short to own an ugly boat.
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tommays - wow. love it. Shiny. And prettier. Amazing how a stripe (in the right place) can raise whole appearance.

FWIW, I agree with Siamese. Life's too short to own an ugly boat. I would only buy a boat that raises my spirits - not depresses me! And while you can repaint, the right color of gelcoat will last a lifetime; paint won't.
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I love the look of a deep navy hull, teak decks with a deep red or burgundy bottom....but down here in Texas that would be super hot in the summer. White is hot enough but at least tries to reflect some of it....So, visually it would have to be some super horrible color for me to reject it...Feel the same way about a car but at least my car has AC.....
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I won't have green anywhere on my boat - not the hull not the stripes and definitely not the canvas

Why? Don't know, I just won't
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my boat is turquoise. I wouldnt have picked it but wasnt about to pass up a fresh water boat in great condition. And here is what I can tell you about it after an 8 month cruise in the caribbean

- it didnt seem noticeably hotter than other boats.

- 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.
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I won't have green anywhere on my boat - not the hull not the stripes and definitely not the canvas

Why? Don't know, I just won't
I am with you. For Monohaul, only two colors for me, white or flag blue.

If I have a Cat, I don't mind radioactive green.
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I like deep dark green...like an old MG. 2nd boat now with that color. Then tan colored non-skid and too much teak and varnish.

Of course, white is a lot smarter, cooler, easier to care for, but I never claimed to be smart!
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