I don't mean to hijack this thread, but my question seems to fit so... why would the color be rubbing off my Hyside? It seems that everyone who sits in it comes away with blue hands/feet/etc. Is this unusual? I've never heard of the color wearing off a boat before.
"There is NOTHING--absolute nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Look here! If you've really nothing else on hand this morning, supposing we drop down the river together, and have a long day of it?" -Wind in the Willows