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post #11 of Old 04-24-2008 Thread Starter
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Sailermon: I only managed to scrape off the anti foul and barrier coat on roughly 1/3 of the hull before I quit. I still have anti foul (over barrier coat) left on the rest of the hull. If I want to sail this spring I have two choices: (1) Sail with the hull as is which means that roughly 1/3 of it (spread around the hull at various places where I scraped off the old anti foul that was cracking badly) would be gel coat exposed to sea water; or (2) Sand down the rough edges where the anti foul/barrier coat was scraped off and where the gel coat has been exposed and put a couple of coats of barrier coat over the entire bottom of the hull. I'll strip the hull to the gel coat in the fall. I'm just not sure which choise is the better one.
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