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Bottom job strategy
I know I've crossed the line asking about 'strategy' and 'bottom job' in the same line,....maybe if I was younger it would make good sense... Okay, back to the point. I recently bought a 2005 Capri 18 that has Catalina's factory Blister Guard on it. The boat is warrantied against blisters until 2010. Here's my plan, I want to 'lightly' sand the bottom and put an epoxy barrier coat(s) followed by epoxy antifouling paint (one of the zinc formulas to minimize toxicity to the environment). I do not have specific brands picked out.
Does this sound reasonable? Or should I just paint on top of the Blister Guard?
The boat has no paint on it as of yet having lived its short life being trailered. I have a slip for it in Clearlake Texas where it will sit for at least 9 months per year. I may drag it to Louisiana in the dead of winter (such as it is) to permit adjustments to the boat. One must fiddle with a sailboat to attain peace and harmony...or is it just pieces and poverty?
Thanks in advance for your advice.