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Re: Antifouling my hull

Postby dlandersson » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:18 am

Ditto 8)

Tomfoolery wrote:I'm not going to sand unless I have to. Pressure washing with a small nozzle, let it dry, then paint.
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Re: Antifouling my hull

Postby Gazmn » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:12 am

Tomfoolery wrote:I'm not going to sand unless I have to. Pressure washing with a small nozzle, let it dry, then paint. There's what appears to be a good expoxy barrier coat under what's left of the ablative or hybrid bottom paint.

I used to use VC17 on my keel boat, every year, and never prepped that either. A good cleaning, and it's off to the races. But boy did that stuff stink. Like get high in minutes stink, and so volatile you have to keep a can of thinner handy, or it'll dry in the tray before you can get it onto the boat. Xylene, I think.

Oh, and I already have a can of Pettit Hydrocoat. Black (comes in a few colors). Bought it on sale, but still expensive. Water based, so shouldn't be so stinky.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/pettit-p ... ecordNum=3


I had to Delegate mine :|



Make sure you specify any nooks & crannies like the CB compartment :P I had to do mine myself after the fact :x

Have it sandblasted, Then Epoxy barrier coat. Like Sumner, I used Seahawk; It's thicker & needs fewer coats & then a dif base color coat- So you don't go through to the barrier without notice.
All to Correctly Rebottompaint x3... After all... It's only money... :cry:
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Re: Antifouling my hull

Postby Gazmn » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:54 am

remember to look up in there...


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Re: Antifouling my hull

Postby warfin » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:55 pm

I have mine lifted and placed on the hard stand every two years. Every few months or so, when I beach her, I give her a nice rub on the bottom. She seems to like that as the antifoul has lasted well in salt water over light coral.
Costs $1800 (Aus) all up. You get what you pay for.
I service the motor at the same time.
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