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Different deck colors and the heat generated...

I am determining weather to paint the deck of my Southcoast 22 two different colors or just one.

When I was deciding what color I wanted the boat to be I thought it would be best to paint it like the new boat coming off the line today. What I saw was one color on the deck and hull above and below the water line with a water line stripe down the hull.

I like this approach because one color on the deck and topsides of the hull would be easiest, but the look of the nonskid being a different color is still appealing to me.

On my Watkins 29, the boat is basically an off white with light tan nonskid. If you are on deck and the sun is out, when you touch the white and the tan you can deffinately tell that the white is cooler. You can even feel the difference touch the roof in the cabin.

Does this happen with all colors other than white? Just a simple question that came to mind a few minutes ago...

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Perithead...YES...anything other than white will be hotter....and the darker the color the hotter it gets...too hot to stand on in some cases. If you like the two tone idea, I suggest you go with something very pale and close to white but enough to show a contrast.

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A mix of the Interlux Interdeck grey and white is nice.

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If you go grey, make it light as Jason suggests.. straight grey will be very hot underfoot.

If you're after the two tone look, think about mixing a bit of your other major colour (if hull is not white, eg) very pale beige/green/blues can look alright. The 70s Rangers used a very pale greenish tone that cut the brightness and was still cool underfoot.

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Thanks guys, I might just go with the mono tone and go all white. Or some sort of off white, what is a common and good looking off white?

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Hatteras White is a good color.

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