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Old 10-12-2019, 10:00 AM
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Going to bottom paint with the Pettit Hydrocoat sr, want to get it done this fall after haul out, is it alright to paint it now and wait until May to re-launch?
Old 10-12-2019, 11:03 AM
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We would sand completely down and some prep....let the hull breath until spring and paint a week before launching
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Read the can. It will tell you.
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Lprizman It will be on stanchions for a short time, before being placed on the trailer for the winter, I can get to way more of the bottom on stanchions, then when it's on the trailer.
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BACKTOTHESEA It's a bit deceptive in the instructions...
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Understood....work around it as best as possible....I did this with my Dad and his sail boats without trailers.... he'd throw the guy a $20 and pizza to hold the boat up an extra few while we took care of the covered spots and hoped for a quick dry....that was late 80's - early 90's....most yards understand and accommodate....rent or borrow a couple extra stantions to relocate around the hull to get the spots covered.....big boat??
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Most paints do not require wet launch. But I do remember those days. Paint was so heavy you couldn’t lift the brush.
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