Bottom Paint COLOR! - Page 2 - SailNet Community
 12Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 22 Old 4 Weeks Ago
Master Mariner
 
capta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere south of civilization
Posts: 6,845
Thanks: 134
Thanked 363 Times in 351 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Bottom Paint COLOR!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Markwesti View Post
At one point I was considering painting bottom paint over the boot stripe and just not having a boot stripe and then I woke up . Hehe .
I think most of us out sailing full time end up doing w/o the boot stripe and bringing up the bottom paint to at least the top of the boot stripe. As we get more and more gear aboard for long distance sailing she gets deeper than the bottom paint can keep clean. Also, a boot stripe is rather expensive to maintain if one is sailing a lot.
As for color, I've always had it my head that a red bottom was safer in regards to encounters with large oceanic mammals. I'm absolutely sure that's complete garbage, but it sits in the back of my mind every time I see a bottom that isn't red, my black one included.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
ďBelieve me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.Ē ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

facebook.com/svskippingstone
capta is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 22 Old 4 Weeks Ago
1968 Columbia 50
 
SV Siren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Allegan, Michigan
Posts: 316
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Bottom Paint COLOR!

Personally it is a matter of aesthetics for me, but the contrasting coloring of layers suggestion is a good one in my eyes. I do have to say I really have never been a fan of black..I've never liked it, never will, but that is just me. We do have one beer can racer where we are who has pink bottom paint...I'm not sure about that one, but they do take a good amount of ribbing from the other boat owners.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
S/V Siren 1968 Columbia 50
SV Siren is online now  
post #13 of 22 Old 4 Weeks Ago
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,948
Thanks: 2
Thanked 60 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
Re: Bottom Paint COLOR!

I was present for a damage survey on a friend's boat after it had been struck by the Yacht Club tender (another story). A beautiful boat with dark blue hull and red bottom paint, a real head turner. One of the surveyors took me aside and said "He should paint the bottom a different color." Why is that I asked, do other colors work better or last longer ? "No, Red makes whales angry, they always attack boats with red bottoms"
All I could think to say was "I hadn't heard that".

"Just call me TB"
capttb is online now  
 
post #14 of 22 Old 4 Weeks Ago
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 19,052
Thanks: 82
Thanked 534 Times in 511 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Re: Bottom Paint COLOR!

Iíve been across Stellwagon bank more times than I can remember. Itís the famous Right Whale feeding ground, off New England, that gets all the whale watching boats. Most times Iíve crossed, weíve seen nothing. We do see the occasional whale, briefly and off in the distance.

I think it was summer of Ď17, we departed Boston to sail out outside Cape Cod and around to Nantucket. We saw no less than 20 whales, maybe 30. Iíve never seen anything like it. Some as close as 150 feet away. Iím sure we saw the same whale more than once, but there were times we saw 4 or 5 simulataneuously, which is very, very rare. None breached on that sighting, which we have seen before, but only when it was the one whale we saw at all.

Iíll never forget it. Never worried that weíd be rammed or breached upon. Our hull is grey, we look like one of their own.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
post #15 of 22 Old 4 Weeks Ago
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,948
Thanks: 2
Thanked 60 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
Re: Bottom Paint COLOR!

I've had a few whales get very close including one that swam under the boat then would roll out to the side to blow, pretty unnerving but you can't do anything but maintain course and let him have his way with you. Humpbacks however are like a bunch of kids on spring break and not to be trusted due to their erratic behavior.
Attached Thumbnails
above.JPG   under.JPG  

"Just call me TB"
capttb is online now  
post #16 of 22 Old 4 Weeks Ago
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The Bahamas
Posts: 3,144
Thanks: 3
Thanked 120 Times in 118 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Hold course and pee your pants.
Its in the regs....
RegisteredUser is online now  
post #17 of 22 Old 4 Weeks Ago Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 826
Thanks: 184
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Bottom Paint COLOR!

https://www.yachtingworld.com/cruisi...s-at-sea-61260


From what I gather from this article all bottom colors are bad lol
sailforlife is online now  
post #18 of 22 Old 4 Weeks Ago
Senior Member
 
roverhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Kona, Hawaii
Posts: 814
Thanks: 5
Thanked 65 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Bottom Paint COLOR!

Everyone knows the only bottom color is red. All these other new fangled colors are for sissies and wannabe's.

Used to be that red had more copper content than other colors but that's no longer the case.

Using two or more coats of different colored bottom paint is a good idea with ablative paints. You can tell how much of the paint has sloughed/ablated off. Doesn't make sense with hard bottom paints as they don't slough off and stay pretty much the applied thickness unless heavily burnished (sanded) with abrasives when cleaned. Ablative paints wear off exposing fresh anti-fouling agents. Hard paints leach the anti fouling chemical through the paint.
sailforlife likes this.
roverhi is online now  
post #19 of 22 Old 4 Weeks Ago
Moderator
 
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: London!
Posts: 5,840
Thanks: 59
Thanked 265 Times in 238 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Dock
Re: Bottom Paint COLOR!

My hull is black.

Growth needs light. Black keeps it darker.

I have blue under the black for 2 rwadons:
1) I can tell when the black is gone.
2) those dock yard painters can't rip me off.


Mainly for 2!


Mark
sailforlife likes this.

Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


People can say they want freedom, but offer them the keys to what chains them, a map to where they want to go

And they'll turn it down for the cell they know
MarkofSeaLife is offline  
post #20 of 22 Old 4 Weeks Ago Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 826
Thanks: 184
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Bottom Paint COLOR!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
My hull is black.

Growth needs light. Black keeps it darker.

I have blue under the black for 2 rwadons:
1) I can tell when the black is gone.
2) those dock yard painters can't rip me off.


Mainly for 2!


Mark
I heard whales love Black bottoms you might be in for a good whale humping!

sailforlife is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boat paint, and color. Thermophile Gear & Maintenance 17 09-25-2013 12:39 PM
Bottom Painting and color question rbyham Gear & Maintenance 30 03-20-2013 09:11 AM
Bottom color. omaho5 General Discussion (sailing related) 12 03-15-2011 01:50 AM
Why do we paint the bottom a different color? WesterlyPageant Gear & Maintenance 11 02-07-2009 10:37 AM
Vivid color bottom paints LH44 Gear & Maintenance 4 07-02-2005 10:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome