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

I heard painting your boat any other colour opposed to white will only attract Haitian pirates!
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When a boat is on the hook, and you are returning from shore a different color boat is easy to find.
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Anybody know specifically what that paint/colour is on the spars? Sure gives a reasonable facsimile of varnished spruce.
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Re: Black or off coloured Yachts? Opinions......,

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Anybody know specifically what that paint/colour is on the spars? Sure gives a reasonable facsimile of varnished spruce.
.. and it's almost certainly CF!
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Anybody know specifically what that paint/colour is on the spars? Sure gives a reasonable facsimile of varnished spruce.
.. and it's almost certainly CF!
Yeah, it's a tough call as to which is more pretentious...

A 'Faux-Bois' finish on carbon fiber, or a carbon fiber tape applied over ordinary wood or aluminum...

Oh, well - at least they resisted the temptation to go with 'Island Packet Beige'... (grin)

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

Only Kiwi boats can be black.

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

Black topsides can be nice . . . .



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There are lots of these on the link below, none of them are really that ugly :

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Yeah, it's a tough call as to which is more pretentious...

A 'Faux-Bois' finish on carbon fiber, or a carbon fiber tape applied over ordinary wood or aluminum...

Oh, well - at least they resisted the temptation to go with 'Island Packet Beige'... (grin)

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I thought it was just a paint colour that resembled varnished spruce - the fake wood grain (faux bois indeed!) reminds me of a 60's Country Squire wagon with the Mac Tac woodie look.

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

I like wood done bright, or Flag blue on a hull most times.
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Re: Black or off coloured Yachts? Opinions......,

Purely for the maintenance advantages, and about such things I am a purest, I chose to go with aluminum oxide. Very, very tough stuff. Ha! Except on the extruded aluminum mast on my Marshal Cat. Balboa Beige with a white top. It does look right and is easily repaired.

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