Ok, I have a few questions. The guys in my club are giving me various answers. I need more input.
I am getting ready to fill my blisters with interlux water tight, then paint
with interlux 2000. Some people are telling me to use ablative paint
and others are telling me to use VC 17. I sail on the ohio river and I have two goals here. My first goal is to make my boat perform to it's best capabilities. If I decide to race it, (big "if" here...I currently crew on someone else's boat and I'm on the jib
. I just started last year and I've improved greatly- not sure I'm ready to make a fool out of myself trying to captain in the races yet!) I would like to go as fast as I can. However, I also have to keep in mind the cost of maintaining the bottom each year, especially since I am putting so much into it at the very beginning.
I have people telling me if I use ablative I will only have to paint
every other season. Then I have people telling me the same thing about VC 17. No one seems to agree.
If I am sailing in fresh water and I pull it every winter, how long should my paint
While I am on the subject, what is the best place (best price) to buy interlux products? My local store has the same price as West Marine. Is that the best deal I'm going to find? (keep in mind the cost of shipping...)