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Exterior design, traditional or different!

I am working on the exterior design (paintwork) of a boat and I was wondering should I keep it traditional and blend in or to make it stand out. My concerns with making it stand out is security, would I be more of a risk of a break in?

Asked by: Adam Savory  | 8.40pm, Tuesday 24 February

WW says:

The external decoration is really a matter of personal preference, allowing you to express your own personality.
I wouldn't have thought that having a livery that stands out would make you any more likely to have a break in. If you are concerned about this, there are a number of ways in which you can make your boat more secure. Many of these were described in a two part article entitled 'Stop Thief!' in the March and April 2005 issues of WW. These can be obtained from our back numbers department or you can read them online.

Graham Booth  | 10.24AM, Wednesday 25 February

I am sorry but subscriptions are not really my field. If all else fails, give WW a ring on 01283 742970 and they will give you the information you need.

Graham Booth  | 10.08PM, Friday 27 February

One slight thought to bear in mind... If/when you come to sell the boat, a more conventional, muted paint scheme (in good condition) will be far easier to sell that's something that stands out or is considered garish. The secondhand market is quite conservative with its opinions. This goes for interior fittings and decor as well. This might be more of an argument for a more traditional scheme than any security issues.

Mark Langley  | 11.15AM, Monday 2 March

Readers say:

Thanks for the reply, is there any way I find my subscription number online so I can view the online back issues?

Adam Savory  | 9.09PM, Wednesday 25 February

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