SportFishing and Charters Forum - Bottom color on new boat
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06-14-2012, 01:28 PM
If you were spending $250,000 on a new 36 ft whatever. There were two identical models sitting side by side, same price, same options, but one had a dark blue hull and one had a white hull. Which one would you buy? Why?
Trailered or stacked boat, painting is not an option,
06-14-2012, 01:40 PM
White it is a lot cooler
06-14-2012, 01:49 PM
Is the blue painted or gel? If painted I might lean towards the blue and i would go white if it is gel. Unless you like waxing of course.
06-14-2012, 03:10 PM
I've owned a boat that was black get coat. I'll never own another boat with a dark colored hull again - it is just too much maintenance.
If you like the look enough to clean, polish, and repair scratches, dark all the way. Keep in mind even simple things like fenders you'll need to be very cautious with having fender socks on to ensure you don't cause visible scratches on the finish (ask me how I know)
But - I will say - when it was clean and ready to go fast it sure did look nice!
White/cream/light color all the way.