|Do black biminis absorb a lot of heat? The company I am getting it from has many options for stripes so would that be less absorbing? |
|i got a blue bimini on my boat, it gets pretty hot in the heat of the typical floridian heat but why do u wanna know if they absorb heat???|
|Darker colors will certainly absorb more thermal energy from the sun, but in my experience that does not in anyway increase the temperature for passengers under the bimini. If that's your concern, I wouldn't worry about it, although the stripes are a good way to make the bimini look a little more unique. |
simple is better
(Message edited by s4inor on April 07, 2006)
|Check out the porch in my profile pic. All black, but when we stop, all the old folks like to cross deck for the shade. Even in August, five or six days on the lake is just nothing. |
I was gonna say it's okay because it's high, but when I stand under it, my head's pretty close and I don't recall the temp getting higher the closer you are to the canvas. It must be, but it's just not noticeable.
Stripes are cool, but I hoped to get like a big white Toy logo on it or something.
|From a physics stand-point, A bimini's ability to absorb heat is directly related to it's mass. |
A chunk of iron rail-road track (a lot of mass)can absorb a lot of heat, then radiate that heat energy back later.
An Asphalt road-way much the same.
A bimini can absorb heat energy up until it's mass has exhausted it's energy potential. A bimini has an advantage that it can dissipate the absorbed heat on both sides. That dissipation is aided by the passing wind.