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KeelsonGraham

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Re: Hull Area Below the Waterline?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2023, 12:17:29 PM »

We値l see how it goes. I知 only doing it because I had the hull blasted and the epoxy fell off. Given that I was back to plain gelcoat I thought - why not.

If it lasts for 10 years it値l prolly see me out! :?

I知 getting it done professionally because they guarantee it won稚 fall off. I値l take piccies and write it up Jim. Best test will be a year from now when I haul out again.
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Re: Hull Area Below the Waterline?
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2023, 12:32:11 PM »

I get three years on my Petit Trinidad high copper content hard paint. But, I have a diver 田lean the hull monthly. One of these days I (or a new owner) will probably have to soda blast the hull to remove years of paint build-up to get back to a racing smooth surface.
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Re: Hull Area Below the Waterline?
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2023, 02:29:53 PM »

Guys : Have done my own for many years.  It takes about a gallon of ablative and I only thin about 5% no more than maybe 8%. 

After the pressure wash at haulout I let the hull dry over the next 5-6 months.  Then I apply TSP (from a garden sprayer) and lightly scrub the bottom and then rinse off.  Firm believer that paint will stick to anything that's clean! Have been doing that for15+ years (after we blasted off all of the hard paint).

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Re: Hull Area Below the Waterline?
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2023, 04:55:08 PM »

Guys : Have done my own for many years.  It takes about a gallon of ablative and I only thin about 5% no more than maybe 8%. 

After the pressure wash at haulout I let the hull dry over the next 5-6 months.  Then I apply TSP (from a garden sprayer) and lightly scrub the bottom and then rinse off.  Firm believer that paint will stick to anything that's clean! Have been doing that for15+ years (after we blasted off all of the hard paint).

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If I was in a climate where I 斗et the hull dry over the next 5-6 months I might do something different.
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Re: Hull Area Below the Waterline?
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2023, 08:06:44 AM »


After the pressure wash at haulout I let the hull dry over the next 5-6 months. 

This shocked me when I first read it until I remembered not everyone keeps their boat in the water all year long.  I ALWAYS forget about that.
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Re: Hull Area Below the Waterline?
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2023, 02:21:54 PM »

Guys : Here in Virginia and north only a few of the hardy keep their boats in the water during the snowy winter. 

I did that for one winter and you have to be very careful walking down a snow/ice covered dock and climbing on to a snow covered boat.  You'd better know where all of the dock ladders are because there's usually NO ONE around!!

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