https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Twaler-color-700.jpg 1080 1920 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2018-02-07 05:18:312018-02-07 05:43:58Painting The Trawler, It’s A Guessing Game! What Does She Like?
Painting The Trawler, It’s A Guessing Game! What Does She Like?
She passed her out of the water Survey with flying colors. We had fasteners removed and they looked brand new. Engine, perfect. We will be working on some electrical updates. And speaking of flying colors, we are choosing new colors for her new paint system. The Boatress sure has an opinion, so honestly, it doesnt matter what any of us think. So like any good marriage, can we guess what her favorite is? I never seem to be able to. So just pick a number!
Well, there ya go. Just try and guess her favorite. And dont even start on the name.. Thats also a work in progress.
I like what she likes.
My feelings exactly!
Guess #11 is very pleasing to my eye. Just a great looking boat no matter which colors you choose. Congratulations on the good survey. She’s a keeper!
Way too many choices, but got to have the bow scroll. That ads some real class!
I’m color blind so they are all beautiful! Greg is right on the scroll.
Me too..so whatever color works here. Scroll is nice.
The boatress calls it the Shwoop-te do
None of the above. No matter how many choices you give a wife, they always want something else.
Six is my pick. I have always liked that combo and it is masculine so it probably will not be the winner.
Congrats on the successful survey.
Or – you could go completely off the grid, metal flake, flames…maybe it could be a prop on the Bachelor! LOLOLOL….
I like the header colors.
I like #13. Love seafoam green. And the scroll work on the bow is cool also
I’m partial to 2. Or make it all shagadelic. Orange shag carpeting inside and spray-on carpeting (from the 60’s) outside. Then after you vomit from doing that go with #2.
Her color and then add some of those swooshy vinyl graphics to give it that pontoon look.
As the owner of a Century Raven, i’m partial to a black hull – #6
Sea foam green and Shwoop-te do
I like 3 and 14, I think the crisp white with a grand banks beige and the real varnished wood is a traditional super cool look. I would stay away from a black hull, it looks cool but very hot when the sun beats on it and that’s not good for the hull.
The color pattern in 11 seems best with the upper part of the hull and pilot house painted white. I would carry the dark tone of the lower part of the pilot house through th door to further emphasize that band. Color your choice.
Ches Green, Khaki & off White- We picked up a can of original Chesapeake Green from Bill B and compared to other colors for the L & S. Jill chose the Ches. Green in the box. Bill has a couple more qt. cans and a couple of “burnt grass”. Mix very well if you get it. The more olive color to the left was from the same can before I got all of the solids off the bottom of the can.
I like 6 but with white on top of the wheel house
I’ve become attached to its current color scheme. I too think that the sea foam green is great.
Boatress, do you like the Shwiop-the do?
# 12 is quite Modern Creative.. Two tone hull is always a question on classic Fiberglass board. Darker should be lower on hull .. #5 for example is not that appealing. IMO
What registration number are you going to try and get for this one??? The color the Boatress likes.
I like #2 and #13
I like number 6 but defer to the boatress. Dang but a lot of folks have checked in on this topic! cool.
John in Va.
Number 6 – but with a red house…..but then again, I’m partial to tugboats!
I like #11 or, #13 (sea foam) and you gotta have the scroll….
The wheelhouse is best in a light colour.
I would opt for “Fighting Lady Yellow”.
11. With the scroll, but subtle. And light colours all around.
Did I win a t shirt ?!?!
#3 and #13 or whichever the boatress likes.
I’m with MikeG, stay away from the black hull. The gods of the sea are said to not like that.
Oh Boy – – Designed by a Committee – – Best Wishes – –
3 or 10 in my eye – I like clean and crisp – but as said many times above, “Suzy’s choice” is a huge factor. Obviously, I’m partial to seafoam green/turquoise, but for an entirely different boat. 🙂
I’m color blind also so no comment on the color choices. However I am going to buck the trend and say that I don’t like the scroll work. The beauty of the trawler is it’s lines and nothing should distract from that. I think the the name should go there. I think the scroll work also takes away from the boats local history. Now where are my red plaid bell bottoms and my blue paisley shirt.
All the comments today prove that everyone has an opion. But I’m with M-Fine, it doesn’t matter which she chooses now she will have changed her mind before the final coat dries anyway!
When choosing between many choices (like picking out new eyeglass frames), just compare two and pick one, then add one and pick from those two. Repeat the process until you are down to one. Easy-peasy.
Obviously guess #12
My wife, a former professor of art, says #9.
5, with lighter scrollwork on the bow.
Some very beautiful boats have scroll work….
Number 1 , of course.
Anyway to find out what colors were on it originally?
For anyone who cares what I think, I am very partial to……
seafoam and swoopty do! Second choice is #11.
“She” has spoken!
Love the seafoam.
To m-fine, I’ll get you for that comment.
Alice, thank you!
LOL, but you have to admit I was correct! Seafoam and swoopty do was not one of the 14 choices Matt presented.
I am also a big fan of Seafoam. It was originally used by Buick in 1956 but those were off the road before my time, but it was also a popular custom color for Fender in the 1960’s.
FYI, if you want to get it “perfect” have your mixer look up the tint code for Dupont Duco 2253
… what, no clear varnish finish option for the hull??????????
I would definitely avoid any black/dark color for the hull though. Those colors will really absorb the sun’s heat and shrink the side planking during the summer — results in any spray leaking into the hull until the planks have a chance to soak/swell back up. Many years ago I went through this with my first planked sailboat.
Just took this today at NAPA…….maybe it’s a sign
Damn! this brought out the troops….even the boatress checked in.
I agree with the few that said less is more in the scroll department…..need it for sure…but lighten up.
Visiting my trawler in the shed for new tanks tomorrow….
John in Va.
Thirteen is real good.
Glad the boat’s looking solid.
The scroll is nice, but out of place on this fine craft. This vessel isn’t some yacht like such a bespoke Trumpy; indeed this vessel has a proud work boat heritage. Respect that heritage. Neat and orderly but not too much gingerbread, so to speak. I like # 9
Sea foam for the win! I’m partial to that as are several others here. Here’s mine in seafoam awlgrip if I don’t screw up attaching the pic like a dummy…
Maybe a smaller swooooooptedo though. I like the idea of the name forward on both sides and transom that’s typical of many bay boats. What a cool boat.