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  I have a Millbrook OC-1 that is
  Posted by: ezwater on Oct-24-13 6:57 PM (EST)
 

similarly spooky looking. It has SPheretex stiffening in the bottom and Spheretex ribs up the sides. Light shines easily through the unreinforced laminate next to the broad ribs. The boat has a skin coat of red pigmented vinylester. Doesn't seem to be a problem.

I have a Bluewater that's almost as thin in the sides, but the sun doesn't shine through. It has dark green epoxy resin sprayed in the mold for color.

The art of using a thin layer of pigmented resin just isn't as highly developed or consistently practiced. As for Millbrook, Kaz the builder will try all sorts of colored spray or patterned fabric to meet customer demand. He just won't use anything as heavy as gelcoat which weighs near as much as a useful layer of cloth.

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