Are you talking about painting a strip a couple of inches above the current top of your bottom coat?
No, my bottom paint touches the waterline stripe, no gap in between. And as I said, the waterline stripe is at the waterline (or no more than 1" above it) and is topside paint so it's wet all the time and fouls up quick. I thought a quick scrub would remove the growth. I was wrong. That stuff is on there pretty solid. I guess it has to hang on to survive.
Originally Posted by SecondWindNC
The boatyard here has started using bottom paint for the boot stripe, and it seems to have worked pretty well on the boats I've seen. Not sure whether they're using ablative or something harder.
Wait is Boot stripe the same as waterline stripe? I may be confused on that point. But this sounds like exactly what I meant.