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Old 03-11-2015, 08:59 AM   #1
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Bottom painting

After haul out last fall I had planned on having my hull soda blasted and then wait until spring to apply 2-3 coats of barrier coating followed by the anti-fouling paint. Soda blast guy never showed up so now I'm figuring on next year. I was under the assumption that recommended procedure is to let hull dry out as long as possible before re-application of barrier coat and anti-fouling paint. Now someone is telling me to proceed with the work anyway. The boat has several layers of paint on her and I want to make sure and get this right for the best results possible. A few small blisters on her noticed at haul out last year but nothing major that I could see. Slap another coat of bottom paint on now and wait until next year or proceed with the whole job now? Suggestions?
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:04 AM   #2
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Can you just add a coat of anti foul and wait till next year?
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:04 AM   #3
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... Slap another coat of bottom paint on now and wait until next year...
That's what I'd do. Starting a project this close to spring could shorten your already short cruising season. How many projects go as planned when working on boats?
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If you plan to do the barrier coats . Do the job properly , blast, grind open blisters , check hull with meter, write readings on hull 6" apart, store inside a warm buidling, helps to have a uv light banks under the hull, steam clean the hull monthly, Take readings periodically. When no further change, your good to go epoxy fill blisters and paint. etc.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:32 AM   #5
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Thanks for replies - I figured best to wait until next season and do the job properly. Just the confirmation I was looking for - thanks!
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