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Old 10 August 2005, 12:31   #21
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If you want a boat that looks good all the time, the only colours to go for are white hull and grey tubes. The white never goes off colour and the grey only goes greyer. Everything else changes colour. as for being seen at sea from above, I thought that flares and smokes are used for this. Alan P
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Old 10 August 2005, 13:26   #22
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The guy at the ribcraft factory said grey tubes are the ones that stay looking good for the longest.

personally i like the dark blue which looks specially nice on a white hull with a light grey rubbing strake.

(at least thats the colours ive picked for my new boat)
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Old 10 August 2005, 14:17   #23
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I quite like my Red tubes with white patches, white hull and orange console with two pedastool seats.

RIB must be over 10 years old and dosen't look faded at all.

If I had to choose then, white hull, Orange seating and console with Blue tubes with large light grey patches to form a distictive pattern (AKA: Like the Avon syle) with grey rubbing strake with blue inset.
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Old 10 August 2005, 14:40   #24
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For Me Blue Toobes with Grey Wear patches and White Glass.

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Old 10 August 2005, 16:49   #25
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I was thinking of gettin the tubes and console all black but then i would still have a white hull unless i wanted to pay 440 to paint it and i dont think that would look good...Grey tubes white hull black strakes and console looks nice too i think
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Old 10 August 2005, 16:57   #26
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everything black for us -but always with pressure relief valves (no matter what the colour really) it makes life so much more relaxing-especially when you leave it on a campsite somewhere and then the sun comes out strongly when you're miles away White hulls are the sensible choice though-so much easier to get gelcoat repair material that matches no matter where you are.
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Next time all black or black tubes/grey hull. Regret i didnt order that. Also think my present RIB would have looked better with yellow hull on the outside.
Or what ?

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Colour

I love the black & yellow combo - this was my first RIB, but, as a previous poster stated it is essential to have pressure relief valves if you are not to pop your cones on a hot day! Also, impossible to keep looking clean on a charter - salt just builds up so you spend all day wiping the tubes down. Yellow + grey are the 2 colours that fade least. Red and blue seem to fade worst.

My current Cobra is grey and keeps it's appearence OK.

My 2 pence.

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Old 10 August 2005, 18:01   #30
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All black is the only way forward if you want a rib that looks the business, and it doesn't get as hot as people make out. Pressure relief valves are a must, but as far as I know Pro-Sport fit them on all tubes regardless of colour.

Once you go black, you'll never go back!!
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