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#1 Pal27

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 08:40 PM

This is my first time posting on this site, but I just had to share. First off I love this boat, but I’ve been struggling with the decision to finish off the raw aluminum and stainless in black. So against my wife’s wishes to leave it alone, I’ve decided to start taking the boat apart. So far everything is coming apart nicely and I’ll keep you guys updated on the progress. Just struggling on one decision... what color to do the tower? Originally I was planning on doing it in matte black but have recently thought about doing it gloss white. Any input would be much appreciated!

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 09:09 PM

Welcome to the family.  Funny thing is a few of us will be doing the same project this offseason.  I just changed boats to a 2013 F21 and it will be torn down right after Thanksgiving.  I'm struggling with the black/white tower delimma myself as my boat is black and white too. You cant go wrong either way.  With as much white as you have I would lean that direction, but hey you have to look at it every day.  I have been all in on doing white, but lately I have been turning to the dark side myself.  I mocked it up both ways on my boat.  Maybe it will help you to choose.

 

Great looking boat, by the way!

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 09:35 PM

Since your speakers are black and your tower sits atop the black portion of the fiberglass I would do the tower gloss black.
HyperRyd I like yours in white.

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 10:12 PM

If it were mine and i were thinking black on the tower, I'd do gloss black, not matte.  That's just me, though.


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 08:36 AM

Id say white, but with your speakers being black that another thing to consider 


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 10:41 AM

Just a thought, since your not doing your whole rub rail, leave the main tower polished and coat the caps, bases and middle inserts. Keep the flow.


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 10:58 AM

Welcome to the family.  Funny thing is a few of us will be doing the same project this offseason.  I just changed boats to a 2013 F21 and it will be torn down right after Thanksgiving.  I'm struggling with the black/white tower delimma myself as my boat is black and white too. You cant go wrong either way.  With as much white as you have I would lean that direction, but hey you have to look at it every day.  I have been all in on doing white, but lately I have been turning to the dark side myself.  I mocked it up both ways on my boat.  Maybe it will help you to choose.
 
Great looking boat, by the way!


Thank you Hyperryd! Really like seeing the different color towers on your boat. I was thinking if I did the tower in white, I would do the base in black. Just thought that it would be to much white. Your boat looks awesome! Almost went with a similar one.

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:01 AM

Since your speakers are black and your tower sits atop the black portion of the fiberglass I would do the tower gloss black. HyperRyd I like yours in white.Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk


If I do the tower white I was going to paint the speakers to match. I paint custom cars for a living so the color change would not be a problem. Thank you for the feed back!
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:03 AM

Id say white, but with your speakers being black that another thing to consider

Racks and Bimini are black too, so it’s either all black or contrasting colors like the rest of the boat. Still a tough call.
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:35 AM

How about a color other than black or white? I actually thought about doing it all in a dark gunmetal metallic with a matte finish. I have a color similar to it in the interior.

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 02:24 PM

I would like to see a boat done up in MB charcoal


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 04:10 PM

Check out what Hyperryd did for me today! This is a shot of my boat at Lake Castaic. He gave me three different choices of color on the tower. Black, white, and a chaocal gray. If I did the gray, everything would be gray not just the tower. I’m learning towards all black but I really think the gray would look cool. Guess it’s time to start spraying some samples. Thanks again Hyperryd! That helped a lot.

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:04 PM

Gray!


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 05:52 PM

+1 for gray!

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 07:32 PM

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 07:32 PM

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 07:45 PM

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 08:47 PM

Like I said before, I like the black because it's sitting on the black gel coat. Definitely the black!

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:21 PM

This forum now owns all of your future decisions!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Lol...that’s fine with me! At least I have something to blame it on if my wife doesn’t like it!
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:24 PM

Like I said before, I like the black because it's sitting on the black gel coat. Definitely the black!Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk


I think your right. I will more than likely go with black. It gives the boat an aggressive look!
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