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Old 04-28-2014, 02:22 AM
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Default Palm Beach Fishing Co. New 32' Yellowfin

We just bought an immaculate 2009 32' Yellowfin for charter with twin 350 Yamaha big block V8's. Top speed was 64mph! We purchased it in THT classified section. "Redroof" was the previous owner (thanks for the top notch maintenance!). Had the boat surveyed and closed on it Friday. Survey stated it was in "Above Average" condition. The boat is going to get a new SIMRAD electronics package it's going to have the hull sides painted with Awlgrip, engines painted, and its getting a hard top powder coated T-top. The boat will be running charters June 1st. The Yellowfin will be at a cheaper price point which will appeal to perspective clientele with more "realistic" budgets. Same great PBFCo. quality and service... cheaper prices! The boat is being dropped off in FL from NC on Tuesday. I'll post up some new pics as the project get's underway at ACY (American Custom Yachts) . Anybody know what color we should go with? I'm thinking black! ;?

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:17 AM
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Nice boat! Added to your 3800 OS you're set.

About color...black would look sharp...but let's say you happen to be way out there and somehow you get caught in a storm or another boat rams you or whatever and your boat is disabled or flipped over. The epirb is activated sure, but it's getting late or the storm is all over you and search and rescue and other boaters are all out trying to find you. Surface vessels using binoculars, helicopter using the same....black is not going to be seen nearly as easily as red, orange, and yellow.

It's why I'm not a fan of the blue hulls either. Yeah they look great...but what if....
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I love the look of black hulls, black cars, etc... but damn they are a TON of maintenance. I will never own another black boat. I would stick with a lighter color if it was me but... nice boat!
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Congrats on the new boat.

For color, I would stick with the same colors as your Pursuit and make it a theme, with the boat identifiable as a PBFC boat from the colors alone.

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If this boat is going into charter service, here's my .02 (that you didn't ask for)...

Painting the hull a dark color will be a nightmare to keep up with. On top of that, this boat is going to have a lot of trips which means it will constantly be on the move where the chances of scratching the hull up goes up considerably. Any dark color is going to highlight any and every scratch, bill mark, gaff scratch, etc. that is sure to come quickly.

I would also not powder coat the metal work. Charters wear watches, rings, etc. that will scratch the bajesus out of the powder coat, and once that gets chipped, the problem compounds ten fold.

Same with paining the engines. With heavy charter service the charter guests are going to be banging sinkers, lures, hooks and so on off those engines like it's going out of style. Those painted engines are going to take a beating from the guests.

I painted my Yamaha F300's when I built my boat this year, and I'm boarderline obsessive with the care of my boat. There isn't a trip we make where I'm not worried about a wahoo plug or some other lure hitting the engine and screwing up the paint job on them.

Hope you aren't insulted by my .02... just trying to think logically. If it were my operation, I would paint the Yellowfin the same color as your bigger boat to keep a consistent look to your growing fleet for business recognition.
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Really nice boat you've got! I'd be leery of black for all the above reasons,especially being a charter. Good luck with whatever you choose.
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Agree with Capt. Dave, would paint to match DirtyFin.
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Congrats Larry! Nice to add a speed demon to the fleet.

As far as color, I'd keep them matching. Just my $.02

Let me know when you need more gear to outfit her!
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If this boat is going into charter service, here's my .02 (that you didn't ask for)...

Painting the hull a dark color will be a nightmare to keep up with. On top of that, this boat is going to have a lot of trips which means it will constantly be on the move where the chances of scratching the hull up goes up considerably. Any dark color is going to highlight any and every scratch, bill mark, gaff scratch, etc. that is sure to come quickly.

I would also not powder coat the metal work. Charters wear watches, rings, etc. that will scratch the bajesus out of the powder coat, and once that gets chipped, the problem compounds ten fold.

Same with paining the engines. With heavy charter service the charter guests are going to be banging sinkers, lures, hooks and so on off those engines like it's going out of style. Those painted engines are going to take a beating from the guests.

I painted my Yamaha F300's when I built my boat this year, and I'm boarderline obsessive with the care of my boat. There isn't a trip we make where I'm not worried about a wahoo plug or some other lure hitting the engine and screwing up the paint job on them.

Hope you aren't insulted by my .02... just trying to think logically. If it were my operation, I would paint the Yellowfin the same color as your bigger boat to keep a consistent look to your growing fleet for business recognition.

X2 Why not get a wrap for the boat? Powder coat will look like shit when they grab it with rings, etc. Congrats! You keeping it at Sailfish??
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Question, why paint the boat? if its in good shape why not use it as is, beside adding electronics and radar for chasing the birds.
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I would just keep the white color it already has, but that's my opinion... Anyway's congrats on the boat. I'm sure ya'll will be kept busy with two in the fleet. Congrats!
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X2 Why not get a wrap for the boat? Powder coat will look like shit when they grab it with rings, etc. Congrats! You keeping it at Sailfish??


That's what I was thinking....wrap it any color you want with all the advertising you want on it....and when it's life span is over, re-do it with another wrap.

If you were worried about being found if she flipped for some reason....bottom paint it with some visible color, and spell out the word "help" on the bottom but use those small fish decals to form the words....make it look like a school of baitfish under you....kill two birds with one stone

...just sayin....

Sweet ride BTW , CONGRATS !!
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Larry, its good to see things are going well in the charter department and the new boat looks great. As for color, black looks great but is very labor intensive for upkeep and some of my captain friends swear it makes for a hotter work space, but black looks great. My vote is like many others keep the corporate color scheme going so the others will be jealous of what you are doing.
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Ok.... Everyone has talked me out of black. The yellow and red is prettty unique so maybe I'll just stick with that. Red boot stripe like on Dirtyfin or not..... Would a yellowfin look good with a boot stripe?

Thanks guys!
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X2 Why not get a wrap for the boat? Powder coat will look like shit when they grab it with rings, etc. Congrats! You keeping it at Sailfish??
Hey Jack.... Yes the boats going to be in slip 23 on the north dock.
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I'd paint the same as Dirtyfin and keep the theme going. Looks good too! Do you have a name yet? Something like Quickfin maybe???
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I agree like the idea of matching the big boat. Red powder coated pipe work? I like the idea of a yellow wrap with advertising. My 2 cents. Looking forward to my next dinner at sail fish so I can check it out.
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Nice job. First Class all the way.
The 'dirtyfin" colors!

And whoever did your website did a great job for you.
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No name yet.... Maybe just "Yellowfin" in the "dirtyfin" font with the fin logo in the corner. So boot stripe or no boot stripe?

Tempted to spray the t top aluminum with imron. That's bulletproof!

Putting together a SIMRAD electronics package,
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Originally Posted by ThreeLittleFish View Post

Tempted to spray the t top aluminum with imron. That's bulletproof!

I personally wouldn't do it. Paint is paint and it will chip at some point when (not if) it starts getting scratched up by your guests. If you're hell bent on putting a finish on the metal work, ask ACY to show you what the "satin finish" pipe work looks like. Looks really sharp and I was considering doing it on our boat this past year.

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