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there was a danish boat thru here named cormorant--had a nice red-orange top on mast--good to see at distance and in fogs....


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there was a danish boat thru here named cormorant--had a nice red-orange top on mast--good to see at distance and in fogs....
I continue to be surprised, at the number of cruisers I've encountered who have remembered seeing my boat somewhere before, based solely on the International Orange section on my mast...

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Re: Black or off coloured Yachts? Opinions......,

Jon- great pic, where is that?
Is the orange painted on the mast or a stick-on vinyl? I've seen a few like that and I think it's a great idea for visibility.

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Jon- great pic, where is that?
Is the orange painted on the mast or a stick-on vinyl? I've seen a few like that and I think it's a great idea for visibility.
that's a spot called Deadman's Cove, in the fjord named La Hune Bay on the south coast of Newfoundland... Here's an excellent write-up of the locale from Phyllis on MORGAN'S CLOUD:

A Visit By Sailboat To Deadman’s Cove, La Hune Bay, Newfoundland

I wish I'd had the weather and time to explore more, and hike up to the summit as they had done... I left this spot shortly after doing some exploring ashore, to spend the night in a more protected spot several miles closer to the head of the fjord... The weather was looking pretty dicey, and with the wind direction at the time, that spot could have become a death trap in a real Newfie 'blow-me-down', would have been wide open...

I've used a strip of the 9 oz. Orange sailcloth that's used in the construction of storm sails for my stripe... Works well, but it will begin to fade after awhile, I generally have to replace it every year-18 months if I want to keep it looking bright...
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Re: Black or off coloured Yachts? Opinions......,

That's amazingly effective - that little patch of colour is almost as visible as all the rest of your boat.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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Tony Chsmberlain who wrote for the Boston Globe used to say " boats should be white or blue and I'm no sure about blue"

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So this one is no good?

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South of Cabo, I paint my hull white. Much cooler . In BC I keep her dark green. In minus 12 degree weather, the hull in the sun feels warm to the touch, and the lockers stay much drier and don't get musty, like they do when the hull is white.
Painting the decks white, instead of light beige, for crossing the equator, made a huge difference, much cooler with white.

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Even off-white decks in the tropical sun will heat up. When I redid my non-skid I decided to go with off-white to give a bit of contrast. The pure white part of the deck is cool to the touch, but the off-white is hot in the afternoon sun. I think a dark coloured hull in the tropics will just be too hot.

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