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Re: Anti-fouling paint under the keel
My river has 7' tidal swing, and depth in the lift area varies from 6' to -1' (a foot of mud). So my DIY boat club has a few hours to splash in daylight for a week, and the next week they don't do any splashes. So on the days that they can splash, they try to do ~4 boats in about 2 hours. There is no willingness to allow any boat to hang in the lifts for a few hours, or everyone would demand the same privilege. So our boats never get fully coated under the keel. I do try to paint the bottom of the wings, since they extend out over the edge of the wood bock. But the center of the wing, where the block supports it, never gets paint.
Getting them to lift the boat in the evening (for painting the keel) and spash early the next morning isn't really viable, because they're too drunk in the evening, and too hung over in the morning.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, 50 Ton Master and OUPV
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