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Questions: Bottom paint prep work for trailer boat since you all have convinced me to paint the bottom on my boat I am looking for some opinions and constructive criticism on my methods. I have a Capri 18 that's never had bottom paint. Its a 1989 model. I am using VC17 paint. I have 2 quarts of Interlux 202 solvent to wash the hull. I am going to sand the hull with 150 grit sandpaper since Lowes doesnt seem to have 180 grit. Does it matter if you wet sand or dry sand the boat? To get the area under the bunks on the trailer I bought these jack stands. Torin Double Lock Jack Stands 3-Ton Capacity, Model# T43002A | Jack Stands | Northern Tool + Equipment
I am going to use concrete blocks under them to add about 18 inches or so to the stands. I am going to lift the stern and bow one at a time by using the trailer jack and placing the stands under the stern and bow. Should I use a 2x4x10 doubled on top of the jack stands to support the boat or maybe a 1" round iron pipe? The reason I ask about the pipe is because of the curvature of the tops on the jack stands. It seems like it would be more secure than the wood. I checked Interlux's website on the amount of paint and it suggested 2.5 quarts for my boat so I will get 3 quarts for good measure. How does everything sound so far? I will be posting pictures of my progress to help out other people that may have the same dilemma.

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