SailNet Community - View Single Post - Bottom paint over Gel Coat without Barrier Coat?
View Single Post
Old 04-23-2008
Sailormon6 Sailormon6 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,650
Thanks: 4
Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Sailormon6 will become famous soon enough
I just finished that job last year, and you're going to love the results, in case you have any doubts.

I would paint it with the barrier coat now, rather than putting on antifouling and doing it next season. Stripping it is by far the hardest part, and, if you put on antifouling this year, you'll have to strip it again next year. It doesn't take that long to roll on the barrier coats, and then roll on the antifouling, and then you're done! It made me a little late to launch last year, but I got my sailing in by crewing for other folks. I'm just starting boat prep this year, and it'll be a snap.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook