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Old 18-12-2012, 01:37   #61
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Re: Dazzle anyone?

Xymotic

You know the old adage:

If you can baffle them with your brilliance,
befuddle them with your bullshit

Is your proposed color scheme a variation of the above? LOL
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Old 18-12-2012, 02:11   #62
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Talking to professional mariners, they often ask why we all have white boats with white sails in a sea with white foamy wave tops. They universally wish that we would paint our boats in vivid colours to make them MORE visible to them.
Increasingly builders are offering boats in other colors. However sails are typically still white. What would be a good color? And how easy would it be to get for example a mainsail with the top in orange?
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Re: Dazzle anyone?

Perhaps the horizontal stripes make them look thinner?

It's supposed to work for dresses.

Ooops - not PC (OK BC)
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Old 18-12-2012, 08:36   #64
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Increasingly builders are offering boats in other colors. However sails are typically still white. What would be a good color? And how easy would it be to get for example a mainsail with the top in orange?

Sails aren't always up, particularly in a rescue situation where you really want high visibility. Paint the top third of your mast blaze orange, I've done it to a number of cruising boats. Really stands out and actually looks OK.
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Xymotic

You know the old adage:

If you can('t) baffle them with your brilliance,
befuddle them with your bullshit

Is your proposed color scheme a variation of the above? LOL
Sure, In fact, I Might have to make that the ship's motto
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Old 18-12-2012, 12:32   #66
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Re: Dazzle anyone?

How about as the boat name

"the billiant bullshitter"
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Re: Dazzle anyone?

I wouldn't do it for the reasons of visibility , creating suspicion, and also being a visual polluter. Imagine that moored in a nice quiet scenic bay. Yuck!
On the other hand, its just paint, and if it does not work out it is easily changed so if it really grabs you, why not?

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