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Old 01-28-2011, 12:14 PM   #9
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RE: Dink Bottom Paint

Pressure washer use in boatyards in Maine as of last year is now a "no no" on anything that has bottom paint on it unless the yard has a catchment system. Since a system costs around $25k, a lot of the small yards, like mine, can't afford to install one. So now I have to deal with a foul bottom next spring before I can paint it. And, you have to have a tarp or something similar underneath before you can sand and scrape.
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