I have no idea about whether or not the blue or black bottom paint
would look like a whale that needs attacking or not. But it seems like the arguments against taking a precaution are simply someone enjoying an argument. I am aware that whales have attacked boats. I'm not goint to look back thru old emails, but it's been mentioned in this thread already.
But I do recall
a thread here where a USCG rescue
helicopter pilot (I believe he was the pilot) contributed a long and informative post about his work. In it he said something like, "paint your hulls anything but blue or black. Makes them nearly impossible to see from above (when capsized)".
Unfortunately I had forgotten that post when I bought the can of paint
waiting to go on my hull
. Nonetheless, I'm considering going International Orange for the keel
and maybe 12" up from there. A two toned bottom job.