Re: Deck gel coat or paint


Patrick McAneny
 

Mike, I finally goth the boat back to my mooring in early July and have been working down the list since then. The hot ,humid weather has slowed my progress ,but the weather is changing tomorrow ,going to be in the seventies for the next week. We do plan on attending the show ,maybe do a shake down cruise to make sure the boat is ready to go this fall. Do you have any white areas in your tan deck?
Pat
SM Shenanigans


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From: Mike Ondra via groups.io <mdondra@...>
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Sent: Wed, Sep 1, 2021 1:12 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Deck gel coat or paint

Hi Pat.
Just got back from a month cruising in Maine. We are back at Northpoint and hope to get over to the Annapolis Boat Show in October. Will you be in the water then?
Mike
Aletes
 
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Sent: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 1:02 PM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Deck gel coat or paint
 
Mike, I have seen a deck done in white ,probably an off white and it looked good, I have also seen the tan deck with white stripe and that looked real good. We would probably go with a lighter tan and maybe a white stripe ,but for now I just want to determine if the tan is paint . I never did see your boat in Haven Harbor south ,over there a lot this spring/summer.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Ondra via groups.io <mdondra@...>
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Sent: Wed, Sep 1, 2021 12:27 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Deck gel coat or paint
Hi Pat,
We have thought about painting/striping the deck.
One consideration is the temperature the tan deck reaches in the sun compared to the white deck areas…tough on bare feet and a contributor to interior temperatures.
Thinking that maybe striping in white would help reduce deck temp.
If painting the tan portion, maybe a lighter color would also help to reduce surface temps.
Just a thought, and wondering if anyone has tried lighter colors to reduce temps.
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM#240 Rock Hall, MD
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 11:20 AM
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Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Deck gel coat or paint
 
Looking at Danny's deck has gotten us thinking about tackling this job again,we quickly gave up once before. However before I would do the striping I would have to address all the white areas  on my deck . Is the tan color of the deck, paint or gel coat ? I know the deck is gel coat ,but is the tan color paint? If not why in so many areas has the gel coat worn away ,and why is what is under it white. Would Amel first apply tan gel coat to the mold and then a layer of white , that would not make sense. The tan is wearing off in many low traffic areas, so it is not wear ,I don't think. The tan surface appears to be very thin ,like paint. 
My point is that I would need to first paint my deck and then stripe it ,if I want the entire deck to look good and I would like to determine if I am dealing with a gel coat or painted surface.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans

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