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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor girl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 05 at 4:50pm
blue with a lightnening bolt in silver that would be cool!
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i thought that but what happens if i get damage( have already broken one mast and a kevlar main)

i suppose that it would look good though

but what bout a silver boat that have never been done before

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 05 at 6:11pm
Originally posted by olly_love

getting back to the topic



oh an does any one know wher i can get silver paint cause that would look soo good( and blind the competitiors)



You can use the better quality custom car paints on dry sailed race boats. Last as well, many more colours and cheaper. The main downside is they are supposed to chip more easily.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor girl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 05 at 6:14pm
the closet to silver boat i've seen is, a small yacht completly covered in tiny mirrors (like a mozaic), it was sooooooooooooooo cool!
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In the Laser 4000s the boat colour does seem to depend on the year. The early ones were mostly red or blue, and it seems the ones with sail numbers around 4400 to 4450 (built 1998 ish), like mine (4408) tend to be purple/white.

At one point we ended up with four at our club that were all purple/white (4408, 4402, 4424, 4437)! Most annoying when someone said "I saw you capsize" and it was one of the other boats

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Originally posted by olly_love

 

but what bout a silver boat that have never been done before

 

There's nothing new in this world!   You used to be able to get the Stealth F16 with metallic silver gelcoat.  Don't know if they ever actually sold one but it was on the options list at an extra 1K I think. 

 

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[QUOTE=olly_love]but what bout a silver boat that have never been done before/QUOTE]

Yes it has. There was a silver-painted yacht racing in the racing 15 years ago.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote olly_love Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 05 at 11:09am

i think that i will do a good paint job and also do the rudder and mast

have you got any pics of silver boats

sailior girl have you got a pic of the yacht with the mirrors

 

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Trouble is; the shinier the paint the more the imperfections in the hull stand out.

As for grey RS400's mine was grey and it was RS415 (or 15 in any normal fleet) so I guess it's a recurring theme.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor girl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 05 at 4:34pm
olly_love.....Sorry no, it sailed past me in the summer, was totaly amazing though!
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