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Old 07-15-2004, 08:43 AM
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I would not be worried as much if we're only talking the hull. You will have to work a little harder to keep it nice but it looks great when taken care off.

Black decks... might has well shoot yourself it's a lot faster and painless.
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Old 07-15-2004, 08:46 AM
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Thanks GLH, thats more the answer I was looking for.
I've hear the water purifiers/filter that you run your fresh water hose through removes all spotting. Any one use one of these on any boat? and does it work?

I saw a Navy hulled 42 Tiger in the Western Sound on Sunday eve. Anyone know who this is?
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Old 07-15-2004, 09:02 AM
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black/navy blue hull: looks great but needs more attention. purifier will help a lot. however, if you plan on spending any time in your cabin, it will be hot as hell. if you have A/C, it will need to be upgraded by a few BTUs which usually means a bigger generator as well. so, this is why a dark hull ends up costing quite a bit on bigger cruisers. A/C capacities need to be bumped up by up to 50%.

black deck: forget it, stick to BBQs, they work better but it's a close call.

black hull/black deck combo: pure suicide. there was an all black Magnum 44 which looked quite nice but was repainted very fast. i was told the boat was virtually unusable in very sunny conditions, when you would want to use it...
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Old 07-15-2004, 09:35 AM
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A freind of mine has a black Baja Hammer and another had a black Cobalt. Yeah, they're alot of work to keep clean but MAN! they look sharp when they are all shined up. They just use alot of towels if they sit on the deck.
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Old 07-15-2004, 09:50 AM
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Oh well, I guess I am way out numbered on this subject. For me though, my boat will not be for things such as anchoring out and trying to get a tan. It is for racing and that is about it. I have another boat for just putting around.
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When I was at Cigarette, we did sun-generated temperature extremes on various colored gelcoats in the August Florida sun. Holy chit! Black and dark blue, 193F. White, 123. Other colors, logically in between. Plastic elastic limit on polyester resin (std laminate) 146 degrees. Theoretically, your black boat is about half as strong at noon as it is in the evening. Food for thought.....
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Old 07-15-2004, 03:23 PM
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I've has a black and red boat now for 6 years. I found the Red to be harder to maintain than the black. The hull is Black Imron with Clearcoat, never had any fading issues and "spectators" always tell me the boat shines from a mile a way.

It's a little more to maintain but not any harder than multicolor boats.
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Old 07-15-2004, 03:37 PM
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I also had a black & red panther.
had davits in the backyard, so used to wax weekly - top, sides, and bottom
looked great but alot of work.
boat was delivered new w/ pre-faded deck.
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I wound up sanding out the non-skid on the deck of my Panther and painting. Now the black doesn't fade at all.
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I also had a black & red panther.
had davits in the backyard, so used to wax weekly - top, sides, and bottom
looked great but alot of work.
boat was delivered new w/ pre-faded deck.
worked hard to get it bright & clear the first time
I wonder if I have your old boat? What did you have for power?
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