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Old 12-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #21
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Stripe, but something lighter to tone down the contrast. Something that will allow a more gradual transition between the 2 shades. Put some lighter tape on and re-post.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #22
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That white bottom paint is not going to stay so white for long - the stripe will give a nice break between the two colours - I think the dark blue is a bit harsh though - try gold?
Would probably look better in reality than a hastily photoshopped pic but...

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Old 12-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #23
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Another idea...

This way you don't have competing black lines between the boot stripe and the rub rail.
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How about a medium grey or silver, that will be more in the same color family than the black or yellow? I think it will look better with the boat in the water, on the trailer you see the clash between the character lines above and below and the horizontal boot stripe. I think you do need a stripe of some kind because of the color difference, but a color that blends better with your hull color and bottom paint color. Not something that stands out in high contrast.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #25
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Most definitely..... No stripe.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:44 PM   #26
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:52 AM   #27
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The stripe is gone. I think it makes the boat look a little "cleaner" without it.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:04 AM   #28
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I think it won't be too noticeable once in the water and I think Clinker is right that it won't stay super white for too too long. I think the stripe is a bit much for that hull.

What size SeaCat is she? Looks good
Thanks. It's an sl5c. 25ft. I paid 14k for boat, motors and trailer. Twin df140 zukes with a little over 300 hrs each. Love the ride and room and it's pretty good on fuel too.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:35 AM   #29
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Is it going to be at dock long enough for a scum line to form, and need to be cleaned?

If yes, then no stripe and paint up past the scum line.

If no, then add stripe.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #30
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Choices:

1. Stripe that doesn't make a damned bit of difference to the looks on the water.

2. No Stripe and $200 worth of beer

($200 is how much the factory reduced the price of my boat when I asked for no stripe-burp)
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:39 AM   #31
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this is easy if your over 46 y.o. get the stripe, under 46 no stripe
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:22 AM   #32
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The epoxy will yellow over time, plan on that and pick a stripe that works with the yellow-white and white.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #33
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How about a medium grey or silver, that will be more in the same color family than the black or yellow? I think it will look better with the boat in the water, on the trailer you see the clash between the character lines above and below and the horizontal boot stripe. I think you do need a stripe of some kind because of the color difference, but a color that blends better with your hull color and bottom paint color. Not something that stands out in high contrast.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:23 PM   #34
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Choices:

1. Stripe that doesn't make a damned bit of difference to the looks on the water.

2. No Stripe and $200 worth of beer

($200 is how much the factory reduced the price of my boat when I asked for no stripe-burp)
Now that makes plenty of sense to me!!! I'll go that route...matter of fact I have already
started-burp.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:24 PM   #35
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No stripe. Too many horizontal lines.
If you go boot without bottom…you MUST run the boot up the lines of the boat, not the line of the water……..because of the contrasting horizontal lines.

Now, with a semi two toned bottom….its a close call on your boat.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:18 PM   #36
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Sea Cats are beautiful. Change boot stripe to match hull.
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:04 PM   #37
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I always use a boot stripe.........but with the white, I would leave it off. Looks better without it.
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:14 PM   #38
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This is a very interesting thread to me because the boats we usually work on (50ft to 100ft sport fish and motor yachts) are starting to trend away from boot stripes. Being a traditional type (read - old!) I thought this was a little odd at first. But now I'm starting to like it.
Last year I bought a boat that was painted dark forest green with a white bottom. No stripe. So the first thing I did was to start planning the boot stripe. Never got around to it and now...... I wouldn't even consider it! Funny how tastes change.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:30 PM   #39
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No stripe!
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:42 PM   #40
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I used the same paint on the bottom of my Hull,an NO STRIPE is on it. The VC125 Epoxy can be tinted...just sayin
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