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Originally Posted by Tazsprout View Post
Thanks, guys, this is what I thought (feared). Is there some reason why this is more expensive than reapplying? The quote I got was 450 and the boat is only 17 feet. I was thinking it was going to be $20/foot or something.

Any advice? And how does the yard figure out where the water line is going to BE?

Yes. Do-it-yourself. It's not difficult at all; for a boat your size, a few hours start to finish (2 coats, so this is spread over 2 days).

If you use an ablative paint and run it 2 years, you will not have to sand (other than a few loose spots), only recoat.

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