Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-06-2013, 03:52 AM   #1
Member
 
moreton99's Avatar
 
City: Manly, Qld
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Leprechaun
Vessel Model: Timber Hollow Heeled Sharpie
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 14
powered paint roller to antifoul

Hi,

My slipway does not allow spraying so I was going to try a powered roller that I can borrow from a mate. I havn't seen the unit but apparently you hook a special paint roller and a can up to a compressor and roll on. Sounds like a dream not having to dip all the time.

Has anyone used this type of setup to anti-foul a timber boat? Any tips and tricks?

Paul.
__________________
Advertisement

moreton99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
Guru
 
Gulf Comanche's Avatar
 
City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Country: U.S.A.
Vessel Name: Old School
Vessel Model: 38' Trawler custom built by Hike Metal Products
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 799
I bought one of those powered rollers years ago. Big time pain in the ass to clean up, paint seems to get everywhere, would have been much simpler the old fashioned way. I don't recommend them.
__________________

Gulf Comanche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
Guru
 
SomeSailor's Avatar
 
City: Everett, WA
Vessel Name: Honey Badger
Vessel Model: 42' CHB Europa
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 784
Another option would be the "Paint Sticks" by folks like Wagoner and Black & Decker. They are meant to be re-used, but frankly for $30 I just toss them when done. They'd be great for bottom paint.
SomeSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #4
Guru
 
Phil Fill's Avatar
 
City: Everett Wa
Country: US
Vessel Name: Eagle
Vessel Model: Roughwater 58 pilot house
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,919
All the stuff I use to bottom paint I throw away. Big mess and not worth the time to clean up. I found the cheapest is to hire job less people looking for work, and/or put the word out. Each time sand the bottom, fix blisters, and then two coats of bottom paint. Each year the bottom paint gets heaver and I require more breaks. Next time I am having it done!
Phil Fill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 03:43 PM   #5
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,525
A good yard sale will find any of these products for almost nothing.

Then tossing is a pleasure .

I have always found a fence paint roller ( fat and hairy) on a stout broom stick the easiest of all.
FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 04:09 PM   #6
Member
 
moreton99's Avatar
 
City: Manly, Qld
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Leprechaun
Vessel Model: Timber Hollow Heeled Sharpie
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 14
Hi,

But it looks easy in the wagner commercial. Even a girl can do it! (is joke)
Yeah I thought it seemed too good to be true or every one would be doing it. Apparently the roller is a commercial unit so that may help.
I agree getting a hand is probably the best way. It would just be nice to chuck on three coats quick and even as we always get sloppy and lose interest towards the end.

Paul.
moreton99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 07:59 PM   #7
Guru
 
Sailor of Fortune's Avatar
 
City: Saint Augustine, Fl.
Country: Port of St Augustine ,FL
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,959
Hell, I lose interest at the beginning!
Sailor of Fortune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 10:07 PM   #8
Guru
 
Tom.B's Avatar
 
City: Cary, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Skinny Dippin'
Vessel Model: Navigator 4200 Classic
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5,153
Quote:
Originally Posted by moreton99 View Post
Hi,

But it looks easy in the wagner commercial. Even a girl can do it! (is joke)
Yeah I thought it seemed too good to be true or every one would be doing it. Apparently the roller is a commercial unit so that may help.
I agree getting a hand is probably the best way. It would just be nice to chuck on three coats quick and even as we always get sloppy and lose interest towards the end.

Paul.
You have two things working against you. First is that bottom paint is pretty thick. While that isn't a deal-breaker because the heavy duty power rollers could probably handle it, your BIG issue is that bottom paint is VERY heavy! Fill the tube, the handle, and all the space inside the roller and you will not want to hold that weight for very long. If a boat were blocked above your head where you could stand up under her, that's one thing, but painting a bottom on-the-hard is a really awkward process. Lots of bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, and often lying on your back is required. The weight of the roller is generally out in front of you. Force x leverarm = a tired puppy.
__________________
2000 Navigator 4200 Classic
(NOT a trawler)
Tom.B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 11:48 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 134
On the subject of bottom paint, when I pull the boat out for the winter the paint is ingood shape but when I take the winter covers off the bottom paint has cracks and flakes that have developed is there a reason for this, I hate bottom painting.
expat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 11:46 PM   #10
Guru
 
Scary's Avatar
 
City: Walnut Grove Ca
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Cary'D Away
Vessel Model: Hatteras 48 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 884
Boat and paint are drying out.
Scary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 01:16 AM   #11
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,179
What they never show you in the commercials for these things in HOW LOUD they really are!!! You might want ear plugs if you're going to spend a day with the thing.
__________________
Al

Custom Google Trawler Forum Search
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 02:55 AM   #12
Member
 
moreton99's Avatar
 
City: Manly, Qld
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Leprechaun
Vessel Model: Timber Hollow Heeled Sharpie
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 14
doesnt sound real good- noisy, heavy, messy, hard to clean up. sounded too good to be true!
moreton99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #13
Member
 
moreton99's Avatar
 
City: Manly, Qld
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Leprechaun
Vessel Model: Timber Hollow Heeled Sharpie
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 14
Results of using the powered roller.

Finished painting her with the powered roller. It uses a airless pump which I borrowed and you disconnect the spray gun and screw on a special Roller fitting which injects paint into the middle of the roller. The unit came with a 5 foot extension pole which is probably used by someone younger and stronger to paint barges etc.
It took half the boat to realise to just use the hose straight on the roller as it was too heavy and hard to keep the roller in good contact with the hull with the big extension.

By the the time we finished(few learning experiences on the way) I would say it was less messy than dipping into a tray all the time but because we were using no extension a bit prone to getting paint on us because we were so close to the job. The airless unit was quiet and no fuss. Painted the side in about 30 mins instead of 90 mins and a more consistent job.

It was a bit heavy to use. We think mainly because it was a large roller. We thought a smaller roller with a 2 ft extension would be a lot better next time. My mate thinks we could build a cheaper unit using a "paint pot" as we had the airless on a very low setting all you are doing is pumping paint. The roller it self was a nice bit of gear which I think is the secret and I will post some better photos of it if there is any interest.

I have attached a couple of photos. Sorry if they are in the wrong place. still working out how that works.

Paul.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	leprechaun slip 162 [640x480].jpg
Views:	63
Size:	79.0 KB
ID:	19731   Click image for larger version

Name:	leprechaun slip 160 [640x480].jpg
Views:	62
Size:	71.4 KB
ID:	19732   Click image for larger version

Name:	leprechaun slip 156 [640x480].jpg
Views:	65
Size:	57.8 KB
ID:	19733  
__________________

moreton99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012