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Bimini/ flybridge canvas colors

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Bimini/ flybridge canvas colors

Postby bud37 » June 12th, 2018, 8:07 pm

Has anyone out there found a canvas color that is cooler than another.I have had black, and white....and now a tan color that I swear is hotter underneath than the black....the forum is open for opinions on canvas colors...

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Re: Bimini/ flybridge canvas colors

Postby throwback2 » June 13th, 2018, 12:06 pm

My 28' Voyager has burgandy colored ; bridge cover, top bimini enclosure ,windshield covers, and cockpit bimini in Sunbrella material. I don't like the color and am thinking of changing all to black soon.

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Re: Bimini/ flybridge canvas colors

Postby Viper » June 13th, 2018, 8:52 pm

Under equal conditions and the same fabric, I suspect as with anything else, the darker the colour the more it will absorb the sun's rays rather than reflect them as lighter colours would. I know folks that have had white canvas and while they thought is was the coolest they've experienced, they found it to be the hardest colour to keep clean and eventually gave it up for a darker colour that doesn't show the dirt so easily.
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Re: Bimini/ flybridge canvas colors

Postby SplashyLady » June 14th, 2018, 10:23 am

Off-white and light tan all do pretty well. Navy, burgundy, red, black are hot. Light green and light blue seem to be less hot than some other infrared colors. Heat is toward the infrared side of the spectrum - red-orange-yellow. The other end Blue-Violet are less likely to emit heat - but dark will always be hotter than light. We changed our canvas from Navy to Capri - Capri is a lighter blue (lighter than the popular Pacific Blue) and there is a big difference in temperature underneath.
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Re: Bimini/ flybridge canvas colors

Postby MuzzledRooster » August 16th, 2018, 5:36 pm

Got any pics of your boat with the burgundy canvas? We're trying to decide what color will work best for us.

Doh! Just realized this post is a couple years old. Still interested though.
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