View Full Version : that color again

Paul Pless
08-28-2014, 08:30 PM

08-28-2014, 08:35 PM
You know the old statement about putting a dress on a pig?

You can put an ugly dress on a pretty girl and she's still a pretty girl.

I like the boat, but I'd repaint it. Or, maybe I wouldn't.

Steve McMahon
08-28-2014, 08:42 PM
I believe that that is an older Pettit Paint "easypoxy" coat colour. I have a 18' Mahone Bay Plycraft my father built from a bare hull that is the same colour.
It's no longer shown on their colour chart but appears to be the same as their green 1304 bottom paint. I kind of like the colour on the right boat. If I can get up to the cottage sometime I will see if there is an old paint can kicking around and see if I can get some shots of the boat. It has been in dry storage for a number of years.


08-29-2014, 05:58 AM
I'm with Steve, that color can look good on the right boat. It looks great on some boats, while others leave you wondering what they were thinking. This boat looks decidedly better than the other one Paul posted but part of that is me not caring for the lines of that other boat. And drawing attention to the worse aspects of the boat wasn't working, not for me anyway.

It's sort of the same feeling I get when I see cars painted that color. The '55 Bel Air at a local shop makes me stop for a gander every time I walk past. Whereas the neighbors late 80's Astra van in the same color hurts to look at.

Down here there's long been a trend (read: done to death) of using tropical colors on buildings and the same thing applies. Just because salmon/peach and teal looks good on an old Spanish style building doesn't mean it will fly on your contemporary McMansion.