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I am considering buying a ''78 Bristol 29''9. The hull has a ton of bad paint on it and there is gelcoat crazing below the waterline - so a bottom job is in order.

My question is this - I''d like to sea trial the boat an move it to another yard assuming it passes survey. This would involve putting the boat in the water for a month or so. Any idea how long the boat would need to dry out after sitting in the water for a month prior to beginning a bottom job?

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If there aren''t any major blisters ome day would do it...
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What do you consider a "bottom Job?"
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We all have our own definitions since this does not seem to be an equally applied term. My idea of a bottom job is to haul out the boat, block the boat, pressure wash the bottom, examine for blisters, scrapes or other damage to the barrier coat and if any damage is found repair it, sand the old bottom paint, clean the prop and shaft, clean out the thru-hulls, mask the boot stripe, spot in any bare spots, paint one coat at the waterline and leading edges of the keel and rudder and then apply two coats of bottom paint. In the days before awlgrip or gelcoat bootstripes, a bottom job included painting the boot stripe as well.

Now then I typically have other projects that I do while the boat is out that are not really part of a bottom job. For example, I am slowly replacing the original ball valve type seacocks. At some point I would like to reskin the rudder and replace its bushings, eventually the keel will need to be refaired, at some point I would like to strip the current barrier coat and recoat the bottom, and that type of thing.

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That is the problem with using the "messages since last visit" button. I thought the question was "What do you consider a ''Bottom Job''? If there is no sign of blistering or water in the laminate, then you can probably strip the bad gelcoat and start recoating within a few weeks. If there is water in the laminate, then, depending on the climate, you need to allow months for the laminate to dry out. 1979 was right in the heart of the worst period for blister problems within the US so I would expect that once you start you are in for a full peel and a buildout if it hasn''t been done.

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