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If I ever decide to paint my boat the hull will be dark blue with gold trim. Deck will stay white.
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Nananananananananna bat boat!!!!!
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If you want a dark hull then up your insurance because you stand a far greater chance of some other boat T-boning into you some dark night.
Nah, I'll take my chances with the use of the best and brightest deck level lights from Bebi, strips of reflective safety tape on my stanchion and rail bases, and my preference for avoiding heavily traveled anchorages, to begin with... (grin)

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I seem to remember that blue was considered an unlucky color for a boat. Has anyone else heard this?

I am considering painting our Islander red. I have a lot of red 2-part epoxy to use as a primer/fairing coat. Our gelcoat is flaking off in patches. It was re gelcoated at some point, white over blue. Makes for an interesting finish now. Sort of looks like a reflection highlight from 10 yards away at hull speed. The red epoxy is free and I have lots. Many gallons. I might just polish the epoxy to what will be a flat red color and leave it at that. We don't see many red sailboats Downeast. An occasional Awlgrip job on a large racing yacht shows up in Northeast Harbor.

The current color (colors) make hitting a dock inconsequential. Not sure how the surface contributes to hull drag. ha! If I had the talent I would like to paint it to look like it was built from hand cut red granite blocks.

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I used to deliver a Bristol 41.1 years ago that had a Fire-Engine Red hull, a very striking boat... Got favorable compliments wherever we went, and everyone remembered the boat if they'd seen it before...

Unfortunately, and I've heard this from multiple sources, red is probably the most difficult color to maintain against fading, and becoming chalky over time... Something to do with the color spectrum and the way it reacts to UV exposure, it would be a bit less of an issue in Maine than in Florida, but you'd still need to expect higher maintenance keeping it bright, and a shorter interval between re-finishes...
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You can't go wrong with black.........,



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My opinion....whatever color YOU like on your boat looks great.
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I took a risk and ordered "Champagne" color without having seen it in person. In retrospect, I'm glad I did

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I wouldn't call that champagne colour but I think it looks better paints tricky dries changes colour etc. Very nice skipper...........,
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