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Old 10-02-2013, 11:55 AM
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Advice on hull color

I am ordering an X25 and was wanting some pros and cons of getting a black or dark grey hull vs a white hull. My two previous MC's have both had white hulls and while they don't show scratches as badly, they do stain brown. So I'm trying to decide if I'd rather have scratches show or have to acid wash the boat to keep it white. Thoughts?
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:04 PM
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I have a Black hull - I thought I would hate it. Quite the opposite, I love it. Sure it's a little more maintenance, but they look awesome if you have MCOCD. I use a clay bar to remove stubborn water spots from silty lakes, then polish with. Mine had a wicked bad scratch on the bow. I used a kit from spectrumcolor.com to repair. Mine is white on the stern - I use Davis FSR or the claybar to remove the orange stains.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:23 PM
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My first X25 had a black hull...hated it, showed all cover scuffs/scratches...etc....

Mine now has white hull zero issues. Is as white as the day I've bought it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:23 PM
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White hull is harder to keep clean, but if you're MCOCD it won't be an issue.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:35 PM
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White hull is harder to keep clean, but if you're MCOCD it won't be an issue.
Yeah, I'm that for sure but getting older... more kids, less time...you know the drill. Plus now that I store the boat in dry storage I don't have access to it as I am used to. Was hoping black or grey hull could solve that. oh well. What to do...
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:37 PM
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My first X25 had a black hull...hated it, showed all cover scuffs/scratches...etc....

Mine now has white hull zero issues. Is as white as the day I've bought it.
Your lakes must be a lot cleaner than ours. I've fought a constant battle with stains on my white hulls for 25 years.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:20 AM
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Had 3 mc's with a black hull and wouldn't have anything else if I had the choice.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:38 AM
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Thought I would regret it, black hull, black deck. Other than a little extra work on the end of day wipe down, love it, never going back to white Boat Bling Hot Sauce forever...Copy cat products never
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:31 PM
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Thought I would regret it, black hull, black deck. Other than a little extra work on the end of day wipe down, love it, never going back to white Boat Bling Hot Sauce forever...Copy cat products never
Okay, so with the black deck, does it get hot like in the middle of the day if you were to step on it? If it does, what do you do? I am assuming wipe down daily is because of water spots?

Also, do you have a teak or fiberglass platform? I've always had teak, but am considering fiberglass.

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Old 10-03-2013, 04:09 PM
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Never been an issue, does it get hot, yeah, but no hotter than the vinyl sitting in the sun. On the 25, you have a walk through, never really standing on the gunwale anyway. I have the BTS, so my arm is always sitting on the black. (Arm hanging out of the window) Never an issue.

Fiberglass platform all the way for me, the new ones are really nice, sits right on the water, the gray pad is nice, no maintenance.
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