of US: two occasions migrating humpback whales near us. On one occasion with the black bottom the mother whale swam within 1.5 meters (it's strange looking into the eye of such huge animals), followed by a baby whale who lightly brushed alongside against our hull
- no damage except some missing black paint
On second occasion there were right whales feeding around us in packs of 2-3. Then one of them turned away from the group, and headed directly for us. It dove just as we thought it would hit the boat. Same places, blue paint
, whales didn't come as close.
Similar experiences near Samana, DR, but thankfully without bumping the boat.
But it could also be something else besides the colour of the paint, and ended up just being a coincidence. But having heard the same stories about colour of the paint and attraction to the whales, we thought they might have a pint of truth in them.
Treat it as one of the folk beliefs and don't worry too much about it.
One thing to think about is that with the black bottom the boat might heat up a bit more than with other colours. And to think what happens on the hard