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Bottom paint in N. Chesapeake

I wondered if you Chesapeake sailers could weigh in on this one. I have a very small sail boat that I bought last year. It is 20+ years old. The boat was living in the Delaware River at the time it was purchased.

It has not one bit of bottom paint. I am guessing prior to its life in the Delaware it was someone's trailer sailer. I sail in the Bohemia River, mostly, and given the size of the boat, I'd be surprised if I ever make it past Turkey Point. The boat is in a slip 6 months of the year.

Does this boat need bottom paint? Do all in the water boats need bottom paint? I grew up sailing in the Great South Bay, and of course bottom paint was not optional.

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