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What Hull Colour for Vintage 1960 Feadship

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what colour hull for 62ft 1960 Feadship Alto volante

  1. white

    40.9%
  2. off-white

    27.3%
  3. duck-egg blue

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  4. some other colour

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  1. fantasymaker

    fantasymaker New Member

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    Black hull with red stripe and something else above the deck say a blue or red?
  2. RER

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    Post #6 top photo... subtle, ...best of the bunch IMHO.
  3. PropBet

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    Have a look at the color that Fleming uses for their hulls. It's a very light shade of almond if you will. It is a nice contrast to the stark white. I've seen a few Offshore's with it as well. You might consider that.

    Looks while from 100 yards, but but a little softer on the eyes than the bone white traditionally used. Also doesn't show the week long dust and grime as
    white usually does.

    As much as I'm a fan of Flag Blue, it just doesn't fit that boat IMO.
  4. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    Ah, Propbet

    While we've got you online, quick question for you.

    Where the heck do I get Flemming cream gelcoat from? The maker and the dealer are of no use. Any ideas?

    Fish
  5. PropBet

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    I wouldn't have the foggiest. I can check with our Engineer on what route he would go to find it, have it made, or otherwise (paint). I highly doubt that anyone under Tony Fleming himself will give you the magic color codes for it or have a batch of gel made up..... unless of course it was going on one of his boats!

    My guess would be a good paint shop / yard should be able to color match it in a few test quarts.
  6. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    Just spoke to the owner, he's contacted the European importer (who skippers for Tony when he's over here) and he has no idea also. Colour matching for a production boat shouldn't be this hard.
  7. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    If you would like her to have an original Feadship look, I think the hardtop frames should be varnished and the hull painted in Matterhorn White.

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  8. gonnabe

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    Wish this thread was going a month ago! I am currently painting a mid 70's Dyer 29 and the owner wanted a "classic" look. He went with Awlgrip "off-White Revisited" for hull and cabin sides, Topcap , decks and non-skid are "Sandstone Tan".
    It does have a classic, timeless appeal.
  9. maldwin

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    I agree, this much the best.
    Maldwin
  10. 84far

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    Lars does have a good point with the wheel house, but it may come down to more work. As for the hull, a white with the blue waterline and red antifoul... keep it original. Just a thought. Cheers

    Far
  11. david_japp

    david_japp Senior Member

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    I had considered finishing the PH sides in bright to match the saloon sides (it is in fcat cheaper and easier to do) but I thought it made her look a little staid...the boat originally had an open helm and I thought having an all white PH would echo the original design and give her a bit more 196's "dolce vita" b-zazz...a couple of weeks back, I put up a poll on yacht forums to see what people thought and the vast majority (26 to 13) voted for the white curvey PH rather than flat sided bright finish .
  12. geriksen

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    White keeps it clean and classy.
  13. david_japp

    david_japp Senior Member

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    are you suggesting the PH only or hull as well...?
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    The words given to me from our guy was: "It will be easier to color match paint than it would be get the color code or gel from Tony. A good paint yard can color match it in two tries."
  15. Capt J

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    I would say paint it in a bright white, I worked on a 97' steel MY with a canoe stern and it looked nice in bright white and it really accentuated the s.s./varnish/ and bronze on the vessel. With a navy blue boot stripe....I'd ditch the red smaller stripe and go with just blue or a small gold stripe

    If you were to paint it other then a bright white, I would say Hatteras white would be my choice. I do really like fighting lady yellow, with teal bottom paint.....but don't think it's the right boat for it.
  16. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    I agree. White hull is timeless/classic and the bright wheel house is excellent.
  17. Garry Hartshorn

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    There are really only 4 colours to paint a traditional yacht, White, Black, Blue or Green. Personally I am not a fan of the funny shades of White, Black is difficult to keep looking good as is Dark Blue and Dark Green. I think one of the darker colours would look stunning but white is practical.
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    +1 to F.L.Y.
  19. david_japp

    david_japp Senior Member

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    vintage 61ft Feadship hull colour

    Dark colours such as Black, green and dark blue really dont suit this boat ..she meant to be a sexy 1960's Mediterranean "Dolce Vita" yacht, not a Commodore's launch. I am so tempted to go for a duck-egg blue but the risk of it not looking quite right is too great. You cant go wrong with white so, boring as it is, we're going to use one of the Awlgrips "soft" whites - cant remember which, though . And by the way the new PH is also in same colour.
    best
    david

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  20. zudnic

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    I agree. Also in my opinion the other shades of white make classics look more worn and tired. Shows their age, I guess and not in a good way.