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Old 05-11-2013, 08:08 PM
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If you are buying a new boat that you plan on dry storage or trailering and feel the need to paint the bottom because you may leave the boat in the water for a week to 10 days once a year for a vacation trip. DON'T DO IT! You will have a better chance of marketing your boat in the future...I could be the buyer of your boat! JUST SAYIN!
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:29 AM
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Have you ever seen a boat left in the water a little too long with no bottom paint? Makes the unsightly look of bottom paint seem silly.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:33 AM
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Good point.......


I would just like to add......don't paint your house in an "earth tone" because I don't like it, and someday I might want to buy your house....swimming pools are OK, if you were thinking about installing one of those.....let's see...what else????
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Agree with op - maybe down south the salt and heat kills it in a week but have no problems here - ya can always clean and paint later if it gets too uncleanable - it IS a resale factor - for better or worse...
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I just don't see these boats sitting in the water. They are on trailers or stacked high and dry. I had my boat in the water for 10 days each year but the boat is moving, just like the boats that have bottom paint. I understand the idea behind of bottom paint but not on the class of boats I'm referring too.
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What class of boats is that?

My boat is in the class of boats that stays in the water from May 15 to October 15 every year - so I keep the bottom painted.
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If I saw a boat without bottom paint, I'd assume that's one more thing I'll have to pay for. I've kept my boats in slips, so it must be a different class of boats.
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Boats that can be trailered or dry stacked.
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Originally Posted by slper View Post
Boats that can be trailered or dry stacked.
My boat is in that class as well - but sits where a boat is supposed to sit. Nice and cozy in the water for 365 days per year, floating on a nice thin coat of bottom paint.


Dry stack = keeping a dog in a kennel. Dogs need to run and get dirty...
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