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post #8 of Old 04-17-2012
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Re: OK, so I'm Sanding My Bottom...


You don't have to re-gelcoat it. But you have to get rid of the bottom paint from the previous 3 decades or so to get any fairing material to stick to it. Apparently no previous owner bothered.

I don't think it would be very expensive - a lot of work though.

After the bottom paint is gone, fill any dips with thickened epoxy, fair with epoxy mixed with low density filler, a coat or 2 of straight epoxy and then bottom paint.

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