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Old 29 January 2010, 19:43   #1
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Thinking of colouring my bottom...

So since I am mired in the depths of winter here, (currently -20C, 40 mph wind, snowing) my rummy mind has turned to spring boat projects.

Currently, my boat uses a grey-on-grey colour scheme... rather Gucci I don't mind telling you.

However my last RIB was grey everything, except the outside hull which was a nice rich yellow colour (about the colour of the dry bag in the pic below), and I was always rather fond of it. My hull is showing signs of age with some minor scratches and a few little chips in the beaching plate, so I intend to clean is up in the spring and paint it. I just had the thought that rather than painting it grey again, I might smarten up a little by painting it orange or yellow.

If you have a similar colour scheme, I'd love it if you would post a photo. Here is a picture of my beast in its current scheme.

And of course I'd like your opinions...
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Old 30 January 2010, 01:36   #2
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Grey tubes and an orange hull.
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Old 30 January 2010, 17:45   #3
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Grey tubes and an orange hull.
On the other hand, what if it makes my Hurricane look like an Avon!

I think I would just do the outside hull, and not the deck or console.. too finicky...
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Have you checked the for sale section? There is a XS with grey tubes and yellow hull. I think that looks very nice.
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Thanks for that link Sonar. I am really only considering painting the bottom of the boat but that's one of the colours I would look at. The top would just be too fussy to paint.

I was thinking that if I paint the bottom a nice bright colour, it would be of benefit in the unlikely chance I end up down side up sometime! I might even add " 'elp, 'elp, 'elp " on the underparts!
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Thanks for that link Sonar. I am really only considering painting the bottom of the boat but that's one of the colours I would look at. The top would just be too fussy to paint.

I was thinking that if I paint the bottom a nice bright colour, it would be of benefit in the unlikely chance I end up down side up sometime! I might even add " 'elp, 'elp, 'elp " on the underparts!
Yes it looks o.k. in Pure orange and the tubes Grey.
Mine is an Avon though. d5.6
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Oh... The *boat* bottom...

I thought this thread was going to be really interesting. Never mind, then.


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