Orange as a boat colour

 Hey guys

For the past 2 years I've been rebuilding a Regent Viscount (similar to Baron Sportsman). The original hull colour was orange and has subsequently been painted white. As part of the rebuild I will be sanding back and repainting. My question is....is painting the side of your boat from the gunnels down orange a bad move? Ie from a re-sale perspective but also by bringing attention to yourself on the water.

From a safety perspective I imagine orange (air-sea orange to be exact) would be quite good. An being an older hull (about 1978) it would match the retro nature of the boat.

Obviously white is the most typical choice and I may end up doing that, which is what the wife would prefer. But I reckon orange suits that style. 

Any opinions, friendly or otherwise are welcome.

 

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Orange for sure

Thu, 2019-03-07 11:48

 Orange for sure if it is the origional colour. White is the easiest colour to maintain but i love to see refurbished old hulls and it will look Retro in Orange. Would be great to see some photos after you have finished    cheers Ace

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Painting the underside of

Thu, 2019-03-07 12:09

Painting the underside of your boat orange would be a good move from a safety side of things because a white hull is the same as a breaking wave.

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 would be good to see it back

Thu, 2019-03-07 18:22

 would be good to see it back to original color. seen a few older boats in orange and they dont look too bad

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 I have an older oranged hull

Fri, 2019-03-08 12:48

 

I have an older oranged hull (white cuddy cab) and looks okay - only thing is it needs a polish and I think its supposed to be red as per the rego papers , (faded) LOL

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Orange

Fri, 2019-03-08 13:07

 There is an old Orange Glasscraft which launches at Ocean Reef during the whites and it look schmick as far as I am concerned. Original gelcoat as well so I am told.

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Float

Thu, 2019-03-07 20:51

 I'll post photos once she's completed. Gotta make sure she doesn't sink when I first launch her. I'm pretty confident but dumber things have happened.

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 just dont forget the bung .

Thu, 2019-03-07 20:52

 just dont forget the bung . like a lot of us have done in the past

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Bung

Fri, 2019-03-08 13:05

Been there, done that, but fortunately only once and many years ago. 

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  MY first boat was an ole

Fri, 2019-03-08 14:52

 

 MY first boat was an ole 18' glasscraft with an orange hull.

I liked the look back then and still do now, although red/orange is the worst in the spectrum for colour-fastness. (fades quickest.)

Altho I like the orange, you could make a statement and paint her Dockers Purple like my current one! 

Go Dockers - looking forward to the start of the season..  

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Purple

Fri, 2019-03-08 15:01

If I painted it purple I would have to sink it myself. 

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Go the orange hull mate.back

Mon, 2019-03-11 20:20

Go the orange hull mate.

back to the original for sure 

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FULLY SIC

Sun, 2019-03-31 10:14

I just brought myself an orange center console last month and love it.
Might be a bit harder to sell down the track, but still a bunch of people that enjoy being that little bit different..

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 you ended up getting it!Alot

Sun, 2019-03-31 13:10

 you ended up getting it!
Alot different to the first boat youi were looking at 

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Boring white

Sun, 2019-03-31 14:07

 Ended up going for boring white. Really wanted orange but went for the conservative option. Photos to come later.

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 you could put wide orange

Sun, 2019-03-31 14:44

 you could put wide orange striping on the tub 

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