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Old 08-18-2007, 09:05 AM   #15
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Hi David, No particular reason. The guys at a chandler I know really well and respect their advise said it was a good product and easy to use. I considered 2 pak but thought if it wasn't applied by spray gun it may not be a sucess. I'm happy with the results I got but took a lot of time in prep work and that showed in the finish result. For what it's worth in Darwin go for a white with just a smick of the colour you want! the lighter the better under the sun for lasting quality and for making it bearable down below.

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Old 08-18-2007, 03:41 PM   #16
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David,

From my own experience... those little black molecules added to white in order to produce a touch of grey can absorb heat well enough to make one dance on deck on a sunny day!

I once painted a dinghy interior with a light mist grey and it hurt my feet!

Then I changed to a light creme colour and it made a world of difference.

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Old 08-18-2007, 04:59 PM   #17
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So, am I correct in thinking that it is insane to sail a midnight blue hull near the equator?
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So, am I correct in thinking that it is insane to sail a midnight blue hull near the equator?
Not at all, Many thousands of hulls in dark colours - the deck colour and composition the major factor in heat transfer. to a lesser degree the colour of awnings and bimini/dodgers.

At anchor breezes easier to direct into boat. Marina's the hottest places to be in.
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I've talked to a few people that said they used a small water pump to run sea water across the deck on hot days as evaporative cooling...it sounded plausible.
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I've talked to a few people that said they used a small water pump to run sea water across the deck on hot days as evaporative cooling...it sounded plausible.
Very much so !!

Another consideration are the hatches over the forward cabin and the saloon - In cold water climes these are often set to open facing aft. In the seas , say 20 degrees either side of the equator the hatches that open forward allow the use of " wind scoops" ( or whatever they call them) suspended by sky hooks. This one on a cold water boat :-

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Don't forget the super effectiveness of large dorade vents and, when at anchor, the use of large, easily erected, reflective awnings.

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My problem is that I've spent $1000s on Navy Blue Canvas...I will need to do something about that before I leave.
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My problem is that I've spent $1000s on Navy Blue Canvas...I will need to do something about that before I leave.
Don't change the blue - it doesn't show the dirt and it looks good !

White Fly sheets above the blue work very well for 2 reasons in cooling everything down - I will send info later, having just completed a similar project.

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