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What kind of barrier coat is this??? ('84 C&C)
Went to see a C&C 29 recently. Looks super clean etc etc. My neighbour is an experienced sailors of several decades and he liked it as well but he was not able to determine if the barrier coat indeed is a barrier coat.
There are no visible blisters per se but the barrier coat is a thing grey "film" not at all that thick vinyl texture of a typical interprotect.
The current owner swears it's protected from water absorbtion:
"I went to the boat ... took some pictures that should help. As I mentioned I didn't apply the grey barrier coat ( it was done before we bought the boat). I removed the blue anti fouling down to the barrier coat and smoothed it out somewhat by sanding. I don't know what the product is , but it is over the gel coat and under the anti fouling, what else could it be...
The pictures didn,t come out as good as I wanted but it is very sunny and there was a lot of glare. The picture of the keel shows that the anti fouling wore out near the bottom front ( as it should) but because of the glare it is hard to see that it is the grey barrier coat. The hull picture shows where I scraped off the anti fouling and you can see the grey rough barrier coat . In the bow pictures I scraped off the anti fouling under the stripe and you can plainly see the gel coat , the grey barrier coat , and the black anti fouling."
See attachments. ANy ideas here?
Thank you kindly...