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Old 11-08-2019, 11:11 AM
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I will question the acid too. That aluminum is anodized now but the acid will eat that off. Then you need to paint them to replace that protection.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:26 AM
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Have it delivered to a local dealer/shop who will do the bottom paint. They should be done by the time you get back.

I would think the paint job will be cheaper and better quality starting from a factory surface than one that has been exposed and needs additional prep..
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by postwick View Post
At most it would be a few weeks.
You are in big trouble already "even thinking" that you can leave it in saltwater more than 3 days without barnacles already grabbing on and starting to adhere to the bottom. And their feet (that part that is attached to the boat/rock/piling or whatever) are a bitch to remove. <- of course what I and others have said may be all bs depending on where your condo dock is located, so your best answer will come from a condo member who has a boat tied up near your dock.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:54 PM
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Where will it sit in the water?
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Flying_Norseman View Post
Where will it sit in the water?
That’s the $64 question, Virginia or Key West? The water temps make a big difference in the growth rate.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by friogatto View Post
Have it delivered to a local dealer/shop who will do the bottom paint. They should be done by the time you get back.

I would think the paint job will be cheaper and better quality starting from a factory surface than one that has been exposed and needs additional prep..
If the boat is going to live in salt water, just do it right from the start. Don’t mess with your new toon. You know there is no way your going a couple weeks.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:16 PM
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I’d hold off on the delivery and splashing it till the logs are protected, they are brand new and they will never be in this virgin state again for a proper coating once in the water.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:22 PM
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Just don't wait as long as this person.





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Old 11-08-2019, 06:11 PM
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Just don't wait as long as this person.




That is an under water reef!
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:30 AM
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That there is the menthol edition Smoker Craft..
Take that new toon 30+ mi offshore and any growth should come right off
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:42 AM
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Probably a sheepshead attracting machine! But I'd be worried about knocking off growth for chum if onboard fishing.
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