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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, 01:51 PM
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I think much of how hard black is to keep looking great is what the water is like in the water you most often boat. Our lake has water that is very clear, but seems to have quite a bit of lime and maybe iron in the water.

So even while out on the water for the day, the black of our boat get lots of water spots. And yes if when we take it out for the day we wipe it down with vinegar/water or one of the wax products, then it looks great. Now with it on a cradle in the boathouse or on the trailer, if our lower hull was black, it would be a whippin' to wipe it all down and keep it looking nice.

We took a trip up to southeastern oklahoma this summer (broken bow) and the water was very clear and must have few minerals in the water as we left the boat in a rental slip for 4 night and while out on the water everyday, we had NO water spots.

So keeping black looking beautiful black is IMO very driven by the water quality.

We took the middle ground and went white lower hull and black sides.





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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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