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    Default Dark deck and vinyl colors too hot?

    I live in Florida and I'm looking at ordering a boat with dark graphite deck/hull and upholstery. Would this be scorching hot (more so than the beige on my current boat)? I've heard that black tends to show scratches and dirtiness pretty bad but feel like the graphite might not be as bad? I'm torn between going with the color combo I really want and going with something more practical (white deck/hull).

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    Ive got a black hull and white deck. Upholstery is white and gray. The white gets hot. Dark colors are going to get hotter (lava). That said we did not order our boat but if I did I would have gone with a darker scheme like your mentioning (still would). The down side to white is it gets dirty way quicker than the gray. The darker color will show sunscreen if some one sits down with it not completely rubbed in. The deck color in my opinion isn't going to be that big of a difference because your not going to be sitting directly on it. The black hulls look great but it constantly stay dirty. Knicks do show more than on lighter colors
    Last edited by Surgical_ass; 06-20-2020 at 10:30 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surgical_ass View Post
    Ive got a black hull and white deck. Upholstery is white and gray. The white gets hot. Dark colors are going to get hotter (lava). That said we did not order our boat but if I did I would have gone with a darker scheme like your mentioning (still would). The down side to white is it gets dirty way quicker than the gray. The darker color will show sunscreen if some one sits down with it not completely rubbed in. The deck color in my opinion isn't going to be that big of a difference because your not going to be sitting directly on it. The black hulls look great but it constantly stay dirty. Knicks do show more than on lighter colors
    So youre saying that the vinyl gets hot no matter what color u get?

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    What boat are u ordering, Supra or Moomba? Did u configure it yet?. Post pics of the configuration. If supra, it uses this chill tech vinyl, doesn't feel as strong as regular vinyl so not too confident about how well its going to hold up in the long term compared to vinyl, but it does not get hot. I sat in a black interior SL that sat in sun for hours and it was surprisingly cool. If Moomba, then yes, your darker colors will be pretty hot. My Mojo had a grey white and red interior and I do not recall in 5 yrs of ownership anyone complaining about burning their buns because of hot vinyl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaguel View Post
    What boat are u ordering, Supra or Moomba? Did u configure it yet?. Post pics of the configuration. If supra, it uses this chill tech vinyl, doesn't feel as strong as regular vinyl so not too confident about how well its going to hold up in the long term compared to vinyl, but it does not get hot. I sat in a black interior SL that sat in sun for hours and it was surprisingly cool. If Moomba, then yes, your darker colors will be pretty hot. My Mojo had a grey white and red interior and I do not recall in 5 yrs of ownership anyone complaining about burning their buns because of hot vinyl.
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    Have done several configurations. Not close to ordering - hopefully next year. Will likely go with very light gray and white seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surgical_ass View Post
    Ive got a black hull and white deck. Upholstery is white and gray. The white gets hot. Dark colors are going to get hotter (lava). That said we did not order our boat but if I did I would have gone with a darker scheme like your mentioning (still would). The down side to white is it gets dirty way quicker than the gray. The darker color will show sunscreen if some one sits down with it not completely rubbed in. The deck color in my opinion isn't going to be that big of a difference because your not going to be sitting directly on it. The black hulls look great but it constantly stay dirty. Knicks do show more than on lighter colors
    Yeah I guess I'm not as worried about the deck color for heat but for scratches since there's a good amount of gel coat that people will inevitably scratch. I know black is notorious for showing scratches but is grey comparable? It seems a lot of boats have the white upholstery but they always seem dirty.

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaguel View Post
    What boat are u ordering, Supra or Moomba? Did u configure it yet?. Post pics of the configuration. If supra, it uses this chill tech vinyl, doesn't feel as strong as regular vinyl so not too confident about how well its going to hold up in the long term compared to vinyl, but it does not get hot. I sat in a black interior SL that sat in sun for hours and it was surprisingly cool. If Moomba, then yes, your darker colors will be pretty hot. My Mojo had a grey white and red interior and I do not recall in 5 yrs of ownership anyone complaining about burning their buns because of hot vinyl.
    Moomba. I'm basically debating between the white/light graphite and light graphite/dark graphite interiors.

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    even white will get hot in the sun. Not as bad as darker colors but it will get hot.
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    The chill tech gets hot as well, not as hot as the regular vinyl, but still hot...I have been in several, all the same....

    I'd go lighter colors, our Mojo was white and red interior, it got hot, but wasn't terrible.
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    We have light graphite and white. The white doesn't get hot but the light graphite / grey gets SCORCHING hot!!
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    we were out saturday and pulled out around 1:30pm. it was 106 and sunny. my grey carpet was hot af and the white vinyl in the boat was scorching.

    I'd never order a boat here in the desert with a colored topdeck or heavily colored interior. we use towels on all the seats due to the sun.
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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