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Re: Anti-fouling paint under the keel
Yards like to think one can antifoul the bottom of the keel just minutes before splashing. But it really does not work. The paint often blisters of simply falls off. If boatyards knew anything about boats...or cared about and quality service whatsoever...they would not do that.
The cheapskate workaround is to try to clean and sand the keel bottom just before shoring, then try to get an overnight or morning in the slings to dry the paint just before splashing. The proper way is to bargain for multiple lifts to move the shoring. And those lifts must be after the antifoul had cured a day or two. Expensive. That is of course what I do.
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Last edited by aloof; 03-30-2015 at 11:44 PM.