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Old 21 December 2004, 04:49   #11
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I was told once that hull moulders do not like dark colours because they leave the mould in a bit of a mess and require more cleaning. Perhaps this is because the heavily pigmented gelcoat affects the release agent. Any comments?
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Old 21 December 2004, 04:57   #12
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I was told once that hull moulders do not like dark colours because they leave the mould in a bit of a mess and require more cleaning. Perhaps this is because the heavily pigmented gelcoat affects the release agent. Any comments?
Yup.. that's exactly what our builders tell us.. they will do it, but expect to pay a premium... 15% off the top of my head... anyway, "black is soooo yesterday, dude"...
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Old 21 December 2004, 05:00   #13
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Cleaning the mould is an issue with coloured hulls, I used to sell yachts and they would only build coloured hulls in batches as it took too long to clean the mould properly to constantly be changing from white to coloured.

It is much easier to match white gelcoat if you ever need to do a repair and that even applies if you get gel from the boat builder !

A white hull can be scratched and faded and you may struggle to notice, a coloured hull, especially a black one will show up every bit of dirt and damage and you will also notice any moulding imperfections much more easily.
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Old 21 December 2004, 05:10   #14
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"black is soooo yesterday, dude"...
You talkin' to me, Honky?
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Old 21 December 2004, 06:20   #15
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Old 21 December 2004, 07:16   #16
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One very good reason is that they are hard to spot from a helicopter if you have flipped!!!
This ain't really true, black is an excellent colour to spot at sea during daylight hours.
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Old 21 December 2004, 13:49   #17
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This ain't really true, black is an excellent colour to spot at sea during daylight hours.
Not if it's overcast or really dull weather - which we get quite a lot of!!!

They don't make lifeboats dayglow for nothing!!!!

Know what you mean though - in the right conditions it would stick out like a sore thumb - then again maybe they would just think it was a whale!!!
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Old 21 December 2004, 14:16   #18
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i had a black hull on a jetski and i wouldn't have another because they show every scratch and stress crack up,even minor ones.
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Old 21 December 2004, 15:19   #19
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Black hull ? Tornado 750 or 850 ? What engine ?

Been to a meeting with the Norwegian Tornado dealer this evening. Looks like its gonna be a 750 with black hull,console, seats etc. Yellow tubes with the wide rubber strikes at the sides and the antiskid reinforcement on the top of the tubes ( all rubber in black ) Delivery late march.
The Norwegian Merc/Marine importer has allready sold all the 70 Verados they was given for 05. Guess i go for the 250 E-tec

Will fit 2 Ullman sats also.

Thanks a lot for all good advices on this forum. Really helped a lot in the confusing prosess to choose the right RIB. And a lot of good advice as a bonus too :-)


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Old 22 December 2004, 04:39   #20
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Not if it's overcast or really dull weather - which we get quite a lot of!!!

They don't make lifeboats dayglow for nothing!!!!

Know what you mean though - in the right conditions it would stick out like a sore thumb - then again maybe they would just think it was a whale!!!
Even in overcast weather black stands out very well against a grey sea, especially from the air. Still, I bought my boat in all over yellow and recover stuff from the sea for a living, what does this tell you?
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