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How can I tell that my bottom paint needs repainting
Got the bottom painted on one of my boats in April. Trinidad paint, applied by boatyard A. Boat is in Newport Beach Harbor. At that time I could see that the old paint was chalky, looked real dried out.
Last month the cleaning service (divers) called me and said that the paint was "dead" and I should ask the boatyard to redo it or get my money back. cleaning service are friends of boatyard "B" it seems, because as soon as divers started cleaning the boat I got sales calls from boatyard B soliciting bottom job.
Hauled out the boat at A this morning. Boatyard A said they would redo it if it were defective. Boat had not been cleaned for a month. Paint looks fine to me. As soon as it was taken out of the water, boatyard worker sprayed off the gunk and it came right off. Boatyard manager was there with me and said, looks perfect to me.
So how can I know who is telling the truth?