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post #4 of Old 04-14-2010
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castiron on 2004 beneteau 42

I had her bottom painted at time of purchase in 2007, 3 months later diver said there were signs of oxidation. figured Id let it slide for a while and see how it went. I was planning on an expensive barrier coating and refairing but the manager of a busy yard here in san diego says thats typical. He said normal repaint 2-3 years and the standard price would include rust spot removal and minor refairing. I hope I am not being too lax about this.
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