If you recall, my boat has what appears to be 20 years of hard, caked, cracked, bottom paint. It is in poor condition, and my plan is to remove it all (down to gelcoat), fair, barrier coat, and paint.
I would like to get the paint off now, so I can do the rest of the work in the spring.
I have bought two different paint strippers, one from Interlux, the other from Franmar. I have three different kinds of scrapers.
I spent about 3 hours working on the boat today. The boat won
This bottom paint is really hard to remove. The Interlux stripper didn't seem to do anything. The Franmar seems to make it a little softer, but not significantly. What works best so far is good old fashioned elbow grease, and lots of it. I have a long handled scraper, and by scrape, scrape, scraping, the paint is coming off. Right now I have a 2' X 2' section that could be sanded and then would be ready for fairing, etc.
It looks like this will be a slow, tedious job
Whose idea was it to buy a 35' boat!
Wish me luck!