Originally Posted by queenswake
I can't understand this trend towards black aluminum boats. With the bottom black now you don't have to just worry about dock rash on the sides, but also hitting the trailer too hard loading up, hitting a log in shallow water, etc. Yes, the black looks nice, but I don't want to have to worry about my boat constantly when I'm out fishing. Aluminum boats used to be utilitarian and not show queens.
I agree with you, our first boat was black and it looked disgusting as we leave ours in the water all summer.
Our current boat is white with no paint on the bottom.