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Re: New boat questions
In my opinion, the aesthetics of a boat are way down on my list of important things to consider when purchasing a boat. How comfortable it is to be aboard, how well it sails, the condition of the rig, the sails, running rigging and mechanical equipment also trump things like the color of a stripe.
I don't know the boat, so I don't know whether the strip is painted, gel coat or tape, but I shouldn't imagine it would be necessary to paint the whole topsides to change or remove the stripe.
If all else is OK with the boat, you could always live with the blue stripe for a while and maybe it will grow on you. If not, for about a tenth of your quote, Powerboats in Trinidad will change the stripe color and you will have done some really good, fun sailing to get here.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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