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 Post subject: Boat Colors
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:06 am 
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Has anyone painted there boat with fun colors? If so I would like to see some pictures!

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 Post subject: Re: Boat Colors
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:48 pm 
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yes but im painting mine a dark shinny blue and im sanding all the aluminum so its shiny! its sweet but its a long winter project.


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 Post subject: Re: Boat Colors
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:36 am 
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Harrison,
What kind of paint are you using and would you share with us how you're prepping the hulls for this project?

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Boat Colors
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:46 am 
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I painted my H16 with what I think is a pretty bold color.
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I used Interlux Polyurethane after several hours of hull prep. I had to remove my osmotic blisters and repair soft spots on the deck in front of the tramp pylons.
The deck turned out really well because after sanding and pumping epoxy into the soft spots, the raised rough area on the deck was worn smoth and did not match the rest of the deck. I ended up using Interlux Interdeck to add roughness back to the deck and it turned out perfectly.
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Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Boat Colors
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:18 pm 
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I am pretty sure these aren't original hull colors, but It's interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWadB_MWEp8

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 Post subject: Re: Boat Colors
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:18 pm 
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well eric weller some boat you have and i love bold colours but i have a soft spot infront of the right front casting but do i have to drill a big hole to fix it?? and how did you fix urs??(in a bit more detail if possible) and where/how did you get your hobie emblem for the side? Thx and i prepped my hulls by sanding them alot but then my bottom of my hulls were in rough shape so i re fiberglassed a thin layer or to and then i sanded it and then i put alot of coats of paint but i still need how to figure out how to fix a soft spot on the top of the hull and i am using engine paint because i think it wont get scratched so easilly and it looks pretty good and it is fairly cheap. ,Harrison


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 Post subject: Re: Boat Colors
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:51 am 
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getwetsailing wrote:
I am pretty sure these aren't original hull colors, but It's interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWadB_MWEp8


30 years ago, you could get your boat in those colors. You could mix / match hull and decks from 8 different colors

Red
Tangerine
Lime
Orange
White
Cream
Regata Blue (dark)
Sky Blue (light)

Red hulls with white decks was a popular choice. The problem with pigmented gelcoat (especially red) is it fades quickly from sun exposure. That's one of the reasons why new boats are all white.


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 Post subject: Re: Boat Colors
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:07 am 
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This was on my 16 before I got it, kinda wish it was on yet.Image
Thanks Matt!


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