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Epoxy Barrier coat

I am looking into purchasing a 1981 Ericson 38 which apparently (and confirmed on inspection) has no blisters because of a previous gel coat job where it was removed and replaced with an epoxy layer but never given an epoxy barrier coat like Interprotect 2000E/20001E. It has bottom paint directly on the epoxy. I believe this needs to be applied as soon as possible, but the antifouling was just put on new. Does anyone out there have an opinion on this? Should the new antifouling be immediately removed and the barrier coat applied or should one wait a year till the bottom paint needs to be redone and do it then? How urgent do people believe this is? The epoxy job was done about three years ago.

Steve Morrell
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