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Old 18-03-2019, 06:49   #16
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Yes, we are still reminded of the intruder years later w/hints of white still in the grain of the cockpit grating.

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Old 24-03-2019, 17:01   #17
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Originally Posted by S/V Illusion View Post
“Grey” isn’t just one shade of color. It sounds like yours may be a darker shade than necessary. The problem with white is that it always looks dirty.
Used to have light grey non-skid which would get uncomfortably hot.

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Old 24-03-2019, 17:36   #18
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Wearing shoes would be cheaper than repainting the deck. Might help prevent stubbed toes too.
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Old 25-03-2019, 09:20   #19
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Originally Posted by delcrest View Post
HI some help or advice on the color for anti slip paint, currently I have a light grey poly. Two pack non slip on the decks, (cat, new build just been launched). The problem is here in the tropics it gets to hot to walk on with bare feet on hot days when the temperature is 26 degrees and above, the white on the deck is about 20 degrees Celsius cooler than the grey,
Just do it over again with a lighter color, white, and what’s white like to keep clean, suggestions appreciated
We went through the same experience a few years ago, also in Durban. We used Interdeck's "Dove Grey" if I remember correctly and on a hot day it would burn our feet.

After lots of advice and research we eventually settled on one part medium grey to 10 parts white. It is easier on the eyes (not so much glare) and doesn't burn your feet. We used this on 2 boats and it has been very successful. On a very bright day it's still a little glary, but we find the compromise quite acceptable.

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Old 25-03-2019, 10:51   #20
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I used Awlgrip with their texture particles, a fine/medium mix of 50/50, and some flattener. The slick part of the deck is oyster white. Aesthetically I would have gone with light grey, and also to hide dirt but chose another off white out if concerns about heat. I’m happy with it.

Whatever you choose I suggest you do some tests to get a texture you’re happy with. My criteria were effectiveness as nonskid, kind to my knees, and ease of cleaning. You need to find the right compromise.
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Old 25-03-2019, 11:00   #21
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I had grey for a while and had the same problem.

It's back now to Hatteras Off White 3108 Pettit EZ Poxy
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Old 25-03-2019, 18:54   #22
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I am surprised that blue seems to have gone out of style for decks. My first cruising boat had light grey decks and they were very hot. The next boat I painted with Sears Deck and Patio Paint, in the same pattern as the boat next to me in the boatyard. It was very good nonskid and the blue was easy on the feet and on the eyes (glare). It also held up real well and because the nonskid was chunks of latex, it didnt eat thru weather gear">foul weather gear. Next boat was a standard fiberglass nonskid in beige which was hotter than the blue and was not very good nonskid. I am going to try Kiwigrip this time, but it will be in a light blue. Bright white is brutal on the eyes in the tropics. Just another opinion. Grant.
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Sorry have not been online in a while, thank you all for your comments

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