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Bottom Paint Question
I am finally going to be forced to paint the bottom of my boat and I have a couple of novice questions.
First, my boat is a Catalina 22. Will one gallon of paint be sufficient, too much or not enough for a couple of coats (is 2 coats enough)?
Second, I don't know what kind of bottom paint is currently on the boat except to say that it is very chalky and will rub off on your hand. I suppose that means it's ablative. I assume that the new coat must also be ablative in order to be compatible. Any ideas on which brand (and I don't want to break the bank here). I am strictly a cruiser and do not race so I don't necessarily need a real slick finish.
I keep my boat in the water year round in the Tennessee River, which is fairly nutrient rich. There are a couple of boats near mine that are apparently growing vegitables under the waterline and I don't want mine to turn into a food plot.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated. I've never used bottom paint before, but hey, how difficult can it be?
s/v Half Fast