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Is VC17 strictly a racing finish or is it anti-fouling?
It has some anti fouling properties but it is really only suitable for very low fouling conditions.
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Please keep us all posted on how much VC17 it takes to paint your Tartan 30. Also the condition of the bottom and the prep work done in advance of the painting.
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It has some anti fouling properties but it is really only suitable for very low fouling conditions.
I used itwhen the boat was in fresh water and it worked well keeping the bottom clean for the short season. We did some racing then, too, and kept a smooth bottom.

I wouldn't consider VC-17 in salt water after using it.

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Please keep us all posted on how much VC17 it takes to paint your Tartan 30. Also the condition of the bottom and the prep work done in advance of the painting.
I will do. I just brushed cleaned it last autumn and will brush it off with some fresh water before painting. So just a quick rinse and tape up and paint. the bottom has an interlux sealer on it and just a thin layer of vc17 currently. In excellent condition. so not much to do.
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Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

I use VC-17 and sail on Lake Michigan. I use 7-8 quarts for two coats on my 47 footer. The bottom gets power washed at haul out in the fall and then just a light scrub with water to get any remaining slime off.

For painting I mix up the quart and transfer it into a 2 liter soda pop bottle. I can then shake it every time I pour a little bit into the roller pan keeping the copper well mixed. I mask using the green tape and it seems to work fine.

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Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

Tartan 30. Just painted yesterday. I used two .75 quart cans with enough left to use to get under where the pads are and touch up a few areas where it may need it. All I did was clean the bottom when I pulled it last fall. I just taped with green frog tape, paint and remove the tape. Worked fine. I used a west system 7 inch roller. I do need to hit a few areas with a brush although the can says not to use a brush. Just cant get behind the rudder, etc.... without on. Probably took an hour and a half. 55* and windy. One coat. VC17M extra.
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