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.
"Different strokes for different folks" (from the 70's )
Black is simply an option
My own 20 Alaskan is white with no bottom paint .