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Old 04-15-2018, 08:27 PM
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Ablative paint tip.....Never use a roller, always a brush. It may take a little longer but you'll save a lot of paint. And try to plan your painting so you can launch in less than 24 hours after you paint. That way the paint won't over dry and improve the sloughing capabilities for a cleaner hull at seasons end. Last tip.....Power wash the bottom as soon as you haul out. If the algae dries it hardens like cement and you'll be into some heavy sanding in the Spring.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:33 PM
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Ablative paint tip.....Never use a roller, always a brush. It may take a little longer but you'll save a lot of paint. And try to plan your painting so you can launch in less than 24 hours after you paint. That way the paint won't over dry and improve the sloughing capabilities for a cleaner hull at seasons end. Last tip.....Power wash the bottom as soon as you haul out. If the algae dries it hardens like cement and you'll be into some heavy sanding in the Spring.
Thanks for the tips. Gotta disagree with the brush vs. roller. Wasn't worried about conserving paint, just needed to get it done in a short window.

I'm with you, on the timing between paint and launch, but had to suck it up and get the paint on while the sun was shining. The way the weather has been this Spring, I was thankful for a warm weekend day.

Sprayed her down good when we hauled out last fall, which was a hoot in 20deg weather. Some of the other guys in the marina didn't take much time to pressure wash and they're paying for it now...
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:21 AM
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I like your boat. looking nice.
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