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General Consensus for Colors

Post by tuobanur » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:40 pm

When it comes to bottom and interior colors, is it a sin to change colors from what the original colors were?
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Post by mfine » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:16 pm

My opinion, no, but it does depend on the boat. If you have something truly special in near perfect original condition it might be sinful to rip it out just 'cus you don't like the color. If it is a user boat in need of a new interior anyway, I say make it your own. I am sure others here will feel differently.

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Post by Peter M Jardine » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:50 pm

I'm with Matt, although I sometimes feel guilty about those choices. My CC cruiser is painted in the scheme I like, which is Constellation colors, even though it's a Challenger. As long as you do it well... all good.

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Post by debiby » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:00 pm

I'm no expert but I am doing my cruiser to please me and no one else. I plan on enjoying my boat, not putting it in contest.
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Post by tuobanur » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:53 am

Was hoping for those replies.
My boat was a complete basket case when I purchased it so about everything was replaced but a few frames, the stem and most of the chines.
Will be bedding the side planks tomorrow and soon after painting the bottom so I can flip it up right for the first time in 10 years. Never been real crazy about the original red color bottom or interior so I will probably be doing something different.
Thanks for the replies and by-the-way you guys are doing a great job with the site, keep it up. :)
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Post by Matt Smith » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:13 am

One trick to at least replace the colors in period colors. You might be surprised at some of your options. Pre wars had some VERY fun color options, including apple green and orange! Stay in the period palette and you are safe.. Maybe not in a judged event. But honestly its about having fun..
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Post by tuobanur » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:21 am

Very good point Matt and I have actually thought about that. I wonder how one would find some samples of those period colors?
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Post by Matt Smith » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:32 am

Look in the archives. Also Classic boating did a cool story on colors and I know Danneberg has a full color pallette. Since you are messing around, I dnot think it has to be the exact year. The pre wars are def cool colors though. When a period boat has the wrong period colors on it, it just never seems to look right. Also color combos are fun. Apple green boot stripe, copper bottom and orange seams. And its correct! Hell, I was just out on a Cobra that was BLUE! And it worked. If you are thinking tan, think Pigskin, Green? Aquamarine or a cool lime! Sounds crazy but I have seen some cool stuff.
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