Twarted... by the Big D

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Twarted... by the Big D

Post by mindunderwater » Thu May 14, 2015 10:39 am

Just about ready to lay out panels and start marking when...

The Big D struck. It wasn't a surprise but it wasn't exactly on the calendar, either.

So - no more house, no more a lot of things. Apartment lifestyle will be a thing for a while at the very least.

Thanks to everyone here who helped over the years. :D

I'm not quite out of the boat business. However, the chances I can actually BUILD a boat in the next few years are about zero, unfortunately. I'm looking long and hard at a Panga Marine craft. I know Jacques has some (panga designs) here that look absolutely fantastic! Still in my situation...

FWIW - storing a boat at a marina and living in an apartment IS something I've done before and loved it. Get off work, drive to the marina, put the key in and cast off.

See you out there. If any of you in the DFW area ever need anything give me a shout.
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Re: Multi-Purpose Topside Color GF16

Post by Noles309 » Thu May 14, 2015 12:53 pm

Mines OD with desert sand inside and the decks are a cream kiwigrip. On this type of skiff I think I would skip the Kiwi and use traditional nonskid with the tan paint. I tried to color match the Kiwi to the desert sand but it used too much color pigment per the kiwi instructions.
A beige color might be nice on the inside as well. I definitively wouldn't do the OD on the inside.
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Re: Multi-Purpose Topside Color GF16

Post by Woods Designs » Thu May 14, 2015 2:29 pm

After much research the British Royal Navy used a color called "Light Admiralty Grey", actually more like a pale blue, to paint the decks of their warships. That color is the lightest shade, while at the same time it reduces glare and heat. Most other navies followed suit. It also worked on my boats - I used to live next to a navy repair yard with a great surplus store - we painted everything in green epoxy (as used on battle tanks) and pale blue/grey.

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Re: Multi-Purpose Topside Color GF16

Post by Cracker Larry » Thu May 14, 2015 4:17 pm

I was also going to suggest a very light gray. Like this :D

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Re: Multi-Purpose Topside Color GF16

Post by mindunderwater » Fri May 15, 2015 9:23 am

Thanks to all - I'm leaning towards a lighter beige. I do give the RN credit, though - typically when they sit down and really try to figure something out the results are more than acceptable.

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Re: Twarted... by the Big D

Post by mindunderwater » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:20 pm

Changed the topic post and edited for... content.

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Re: Twarted... by the Big D

Post by pee wee » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:13 pm

Sorry to hear that, that's one of the most expensive things anybody can do.
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Re: Twarted... by the Big D

Post by Cracker Larry » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:54 am

Sorry to hear that, that's one of the most expensive things anybody can do.


Very sorry. The expense would not even be a little concern to me. I don't know what I'd do without Mrs. Cracker. Maybe drink myself to death in a tent in the swamp. I promised to God, till death do us part, and Lord knows it hasn't been easy sometimes for either of us, but 43 years and all promises kept. Wishing you the best.
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Re: Twarted... by the Big D

Post by Noles309 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:19 pm

Sorry to hear that man, as someone who has been through it before, it gets better. Good luck!
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