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Number of Gallons of Bottom Paint Required..

I am looking at painting the bottom of my Caliber 40 / 13 foot beam.. and trying to estimate the number of gallons needed per coat.. Any suggestions ?
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What type of bottom paint are you going to use?
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Hard - not ablative - possibly Pettit Trinadade but that may change ..
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We used one gallon per coat on our 40'. Long fin with skeg hung rudder. 35' water line length and we went app. 6" above waterline.
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it took 2 1/2 gallons of the Trinidad to do 2 coats on Whampoa last year. We rolled it. She is 40' on deck, 36.5' on the waterline, 12' beam, 4' 10" draft with full keel hull.

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Figure out the total area of what you are going to cover and the cans will tell you what their coverage is. Whalla you will now know how much to buy.
Now is this spray or roller/brush work. Both will use a tad difference.
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My bottom takes about 2.5 gallons for 2 coats of Trinidad (42' LOA...bottom looks like a Valiant 40).

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The Interlux boat painting guide as a formula and table for estimations on page 41. I got a hard copy of the guide at West Marine, and the guide is also available on-line:

http://www.yachtpaint.com/USA/boat_p...calculator.pdf
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Excellent comments as usual ! Thanks!!
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