Dark color F/Glass Hull

Dark color F/Glass Hull

Post by Jay » Wed, 30 Aug 1995 04:00:00


  I have a 22' sailboat and the hull is painted Emerald Green above the
waterline.  The boat is kept in a slip in summer, on a trailer in winter,
all outside.  I know that dark colors make the glass hotter.  Realistically,
how worried should I be about damage to the hull from the heat?  Is it bad
enough that I should consider painting the boat white?  I am getting
answers both
ways from the local "experts"; and of course the paint shop guy says
I should go for a new finish immediately!  ;)

Any thoughts on this?  Thanks a bunch.

Jay C.

 
 
 

Dark color F/Glass Hull

Post by Robert Kenned » Wed, 30 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>  I have a 22' sailboat and the hull is painted Emerald Green above the
>waterline.  The boat is kept in a slip in summer, on a trailer in winter,
>all outside.  I know that dark colors make the glass hotter.  Realistically,
>how worried should I be about damage to the hull from the heat?  Is it bad
>enough that I should consider painting the boat white?  I am getting
>answers both
>ways from the local "experts"; and of course the paint shop guy says
>I should go for a new finish immediately!  ;)

I have never heard of this being a problem, either in real life or on this
usenet.  All I can say is, why would some first-rate boatmakers construct
their yachts with dark hulls is this were a real issue?  (In fact, you usually
pay extra megabucks to get a little color in the glass.)  Have you noted any
problems so far?  If not, I gotta wonder about the paint shop guy!

 
 
 

Dark color F/Glass Hull

Post by Fabbian G. Duf » Fri, 01 Sep 1995 04:00:00


:  
: >  I have a 22' sailboat and the hull is painted Emerald Green above the
: >waterline.  The boat is kept in a slip in summer, on a trailer in winter,
: >all outside.  I know that dark colors make the glass hotter.  Realistically,
: >how worried should I be about damage to the hull from the heat?  Is it bad
: >enough that I should consider painting the boat white?  I am getting
: >answers both
: >ways from the local "experts"; and of course the paint shop guy says
: >I should go for a new finish immediately!  ;)

        Relax.  Your boat might be a little less comfortable down below
when the summer sun is beating on the dark topsides and the color will
definitely fade from exposure to the sun, but there won't be any hull
damage.  It doesn't get that hot.

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  Fabbian G. Dufoe, III

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