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Old 11-03-2013, 19:13   #1
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BLACK BOTTOM PAINT MAKES CABIN HOT??

hey guys..

almost ready for bottom paint.. I was chatting with one of the guys at the boat yard he said he heard that painting the bottom using black paint made the inside hotter..

obviously it makes perfect since that if for some stupid reason you painted the deck or some area exposed to the sun it would be hotter..but the bottom?? maybe if you were shallow and you had light reflecting off the bottom, but even that seems like a stretch..

anyone ever had experience like this when they changed color??

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Old 11-03-2013, 19:37   #2
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hey guys..

almost ready for bottom paint.. I was chatting with one of the guys at the boat yard he said he heard that painting the bottom using black paint made the inside hotter..

obviously it makes perfect since that if for some stupid reason you painted the deck or some area exposed to the sun it would be hotter..but the bottom?? maybe if you were shallow and you had light reflecting off the bottom, but even that seems like a stretch..

anyone ever had experience like this when they changed color??

thanks guys

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would you like to buy a bridge? I would only worry about this if you plan to spend a lot of time up side down. Perhaps if you sailed a long time healed away from the sun but I doubt you'd notice.
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Old 11-03-2013, 19:43   #3
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Yes, it does ... if you use two part black epoxy paint, and it last somewhere between 5 and 30 minutes ...
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Old 11-03-2013, 19:53   #4
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Only a problem when the boat is upside down. Then the heat is the least of your worries. Chuck
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Old 11-03-2013, 20:01   #5
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It apply only for cats.
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Old 11-03-2013, 20:45   #6
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Black bottom is a solar heater for an inverted cat in cold climates......is sop:-)
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Forgot to add...in tropics, use white to keep cool for same inverted cat....
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That's why cats have white bottom paint:
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FIND A NEW BOATYARD QUICK!!!!!!!!!!!11
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bottom, topsides, deck, whatever....if it move salute it, if it doesn't, paint it.
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Some people like black because it hides the slime. For me, it's easier to scrub the bottom if it's blue.

Did the boatyard guy tell you the advantage of painting it black after you told him you wanted to paint it blue? Welcome to the marine service industry. Motto: "The customer is always wrong." If you'd told him you wanted black, chances are he'd have tired to talk you into blue. And tomorrow, he might try to convince you to go with red.

Just remember the simple rule: if you are willing to pay for it, then you must want something else.
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Old 11-03-2013, 22:13   #12
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What, the boatyard isn't pushing green bottoms for St. Paddy's day?
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Just remember the simple rule: if you are willing to pay for it, then you must want something else.
... or ... you must want what they have/offer, and not what you want.
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Probably black paint is not even on sale! Mauritz
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Black paint looks better
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