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Best boat cover color?

Old 06-08-2012, 11:58 PM
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Once you go black, you never go back? lol
Old 06-09-2012, 07:09 AM
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I have black and I live on the water and every boat cover I see is either navy blue or black.
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Don't forget about the thread. Sunbrella and a few other fabrics have good sun resistance, but if they use regular thread in stead of sun resistant, it will come unstitched before the fabric frays.

I've had good luck with the walnut brown Sunbrella - not as hot as black and hides dirt better. Black will show water scale and there's not much you can do about it.
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
Was you black cover Sunbrella or another manufacturer?
Sunbrella - I went with black thinking the heat would prevent mold from growing, and of course it's a "breathable" material so that should keep moisture to a minimum, but the underside of the cover was coated with mold...If you go with black, you need to make sure that it's heavily ventilated...
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Default Black sunbrella

I have the black sunbrella for 2 months now. I feel it's getting to hot though and bubbling my cap a bit also on top of t top has a separate cover . It rested against my vinyl backrest for t top seat and melted the seat to under cover . That's how hot it gets. Very upsetting considering it covers a 200k boat. Where ever the fabric touches underneath in this extreme heat. Gets way to hot with black.
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I had navy and light gray. Light gray is much better. Keeps boat cooler.
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I had very light gray / light green and it got plenty hot. Lasted 7+ years in full sun with a few years still left in it when sold. The darker colors do seem to hold up well but, I liked the light transmission through / under the lighter color cover. Would use the same again and this time sew in a few solar ventilators to let the steam out!
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Black. The most UV stable and UV blocking. Hides stains etc, and does a great job keeping everything nice and dry under cover, at least for the ttop style with airflow under the top. My 34YF, and 36YF covers both black. I was skeptical at 1st but this is what was recommended by KTM, liked the 1st one so much I did the same on the 2nd.

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