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

I am painting my tartan 30 for the first time. I will be using vc17 and I swear someone told me that they use 2quarts but the chart for the product says I will need a gallon and a half. I dont want to buy any more than I need. I guess it could not hurt to buy a little at a time and just paint till I'm done? Or is a dry edge a problem. Either way if you have a similar size boat and have done this before, please let me know how much paint you use.

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

Never been able to figure that one out myself. My 36 Columbia should take a gallon or more, but I get decent coverage with 2 quarts. Your supposed to put on 2 coats which would almost be the amount they recommend, but I never do. In the fall at haul out there is just a little slime and a zebra mussel here and there.
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Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

It matters where you boat. In the warmer Chesapeake, you would need more paint than in cooler waters. So you have a fellow Michiganer there who also states 2 quarts is sufficient. I hope you are using an ablative as paint piles up and then flakes off in chunks, causing a total redo of the bottom. So I would get 1 gallon and use what you need. Quarts are more expensive than gallons.

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

My 27-foot boat takes a little more than a gallon, so I get a gallon and a quart. If you can buy it locally, I'd get a gallon and then see how much more you need after the gallon is gone.

Be aware that two quarts costs almost as much as a gallon.

EDIT: Maybe VC17 only comes in quarts anyway?

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

VC 17 is thin and goes on thin so you need MUCH less than conventional ablative..

I used it on my 22ft trailer sailor
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Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

My 45 footer takes 2 gallons for the first coat. 2nd coat goes on thinner than the first.
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Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

1-2 gallons is what i have always used on 30-35 ft boat with 2 coats on bottom and 2-4 on waterline and leading edges.
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Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

Page 37 of the Interlux guide has an estimation table.

http://www.yachtpaint.com/Literature...14-usa-eng.pdf

Our Beneteau First 36.7 takes 7 of the 3/4 quart cans to just cover.
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Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

All boats take one more tin than you can afford, a quarter gallon more than is sold in the gallon can.

My boat takes 2 1/4 gallons f'ing waste lol
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Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

I use 1 gallon for 2 coats of Petit Horizons on my 30'er. I only have to paint every 2 years. I also put it on thicker in areas that I scrub such as the waterline and the rudder. 1 coat definitely isn't enough; I am sure if I only applied 1 coat I would have to haul every year, which is much more expensive than a half gallon of paint!
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