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Old 25 July 2006, 11:27   #1
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Tube colours and stuff

Hi all,

We have just specified to our manufacturer the colours for the RIB, initially we chose a blue hull, grey tubes and a blue and white furnished interior.

Having had a dreadful conversation with the owner of the company, it seems as though they can either give us a blue hull, but because of heat/UV (I'm not entirely sure) the print off one of the layers actually shows up!! Apparently this is quite common with dark hulls - first I'd heard of it.

Anyway, we have now chosen white hulls, light grey tubes and a Royal blue furnished interior - In your opinions, is this a boring, conservative, normal and safe or would it have been better to go with something with a Med feel, like white hulls, white decks, yellow or turqoise furnished interior + Tek-Dek floor covering or blue/red hull, white deck and an overall sporty look.

Answers greatfully received.

Brgds,

Nick
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Old 25 July 2006, 12:08   #2
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probably is a little more run of the mill, but white hulls are easy to repair and grey tubes are more fade resistant. Why not try to do something with the wear patches . Could use the blue on these.
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Old 25 July 2006, 16:26   #3
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Never heard of that before but I know that Swan yachts (mega-money, Nautor boats) had massive problems with their 45 ft one design hulls in dark colours. Heat gain was the issue there as well. Good old fashioned white works!!
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I know Scorpion do Blue and black Hulls No probleams
Also i have seen Humber and Ballastic with black hulls
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Old 26 July 2006, 09:32   #6
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