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#11668889 - 06/15/16 10:46 AM how much weight to you give color of a bass boat?
plasma800 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
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Loc: Montgomery Texas
So I've been shopping...

thinking about color. I'm really attracted to these dark greys and blacks, but the thought hit me..

"I wonder how much hotter this color gets in the sun....."

Secondary thought... does the bottom color of a hull have an effect on the fish? Does a white bottomed boat just stand out under water? Or am I thinking crazy?

How much weight do YOU place on color of a bass boat, and why?

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#11668905 - 06/15/16 10:53 AM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: plasma800]
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Black boats are hot and show oxidation,scratches, and water stains more.bottom color idk,I like white to hide scratches. My current boat has a black bottom been using a paint pen to hide the scratches

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#11668953 - 06/15/16 11:10 AM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: plasma800]
Mike_Kelley Offline
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Loc: Irving texas
I will agree on black being hot.. haven't had a big oxy issue with mine.. buffing took care of it...
But they sure Purdie!!!
2001 206 champ..
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#11669020 - 06/15/16 11:30 AM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: plasma800]
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Had one black hull. One. Regretted it after a week.
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#11669104 - 06/15/16 12:17 PM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: plasma800]
TLW Offline
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Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 2004
Loc: ft worth
dammn, took ya awhile!... black boat, gray carpet... one trip bare footed for me.

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#11669498 - 06/15/16 02:53 PM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: plasma800]
plasma800 Offline
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excellent points... I totally get it..

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#11669971 - 06/15/16 06:21 PM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: plasma800]
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Not black. I had a black Champion 202 that was miserable on your feet. It also showed scratches easily. From now on, I will have white decks.
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#11669987 - 06/15/16 06:29 PM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: plasma800]
bronco71 Offline
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I think all the colors weigh the same bolt

I will seriously never have another boat with a metalflake top cap, sides are fine but if you keep the boat for a long time, even covered outside, the flakes turn silver and the surface gets rough requiring lots of maintenance to keep it looking good....I guess it would be ok if the boat was silver or garage kept......Light colored plain gelcoat for me from now on!

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#11670602 - 06/15/16 11:38 PM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: bronco71]
plasma800 Offline
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Originally Posted By: bronco71
I think all the colors weigh the same bolt

I will seriously never have another boat with a metalflake top cap, sides are fine but if you keep the boat for a long time, even covered outside, the flakes turn silver and the surface gets rough requiring lots of maintenance to keep it looking good....I guess it would be ok if the boat was silver or garage kept......Light colored plain gelcoat for me from now on!


interesting! thanks for the advice

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#11670670 - 06/16/16 05:50 AM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: plasma800]
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No doubt black is the hottest by far, but I have to be honest......in the dog days of summer the red carpet in my white 201 PE gets hotter than he77. It is what it is.
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#11670719 - 06/16/16 07:03 AM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: plasma800]
Pat Goff Online   content
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Flake does weigh more than plain gelcoat, a full flake hull is about 70 lbs heavier than the same straight gel hull. Why?

The flake is sprayed behind the clear, usually with a black or white gel backing it, so there's a good bit more gelcoat on a flake hull than plain.
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#11670996 - 06/16/16 09:21 AM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: Pat Goff]
bronco71 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
Flake does weigh more than plain gelcoat, a full flake hull is about 70 lbs heavier than the same straight gel hull. Why?

The flake is sprayed behind the clear, usually with a black or white gel backing it, so there's a good bit more gelcoat on a flake hull than plain.



wow, never thought of that! Good to know.

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#11671031 - 06/16/16 09:40 AM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: plasma800]
forkduc Online   content
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 10252
Loc: Plano,Texas
After choosing the model,color is the next important decision

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#11671740 - 06/16/16 03:12 PM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: plasma800]
Classic Fiberglass Offline
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Registered: 05/19/10
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Loc: Denton, Texas
White is the cheapest to repair.

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#11676522 - 06/19/16 03:00 PM Re: how much weight to you give color of a bass boat? [Re: plasma800]
psycho0819 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
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Loc: Kaufman
To me, the color of the carpet/floor is a big determining factor. First off, I will never own another boat with carpet, but that's a personal use/preference thing. My present rig is aluminum, and I went shopping for camo boats because of the ease of touch-up when/if I scratched it up. The dealer had a camo version and white version of the same rig sitting right next to one another on the lot. I could not hold my hand on the deck of the camo model, as opposed to the white boat having nice cool decks. That made the decision for me right then and there. I can walk barefooted on my white boat in the middle of the summer.

I have been on boats with charcoal and dark colored carpets, and I hate them. They do absorb sunlight, which cuts down on the glare you get in the sunlight, but they get so hot I wouldn't own one. Again, personal preference.
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