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barrier coat as finish?
I have a 73 catalina 22 that has been on a trailer for two years and I bought it with the intention of fixing it up to race/weekend cruise. It will not stay in the water more than a few days at a time and I know that I technically don't even need to worry about painting it except that I want to anyways just for cosmetic purposes and a change of color. It has been painted before and most of the old paint has worn off down to the gelcoat from what I can tell, so I intend to sand down to the gelcoat and properly prep and I picked up the Interlux 2000E thinking that since it has been dry for two years now would be the best time to apply the barrier coat.
My question is, can I just apply the barrier coat and leave it at that without any bottom paint since I will be trailering it and cleaning it off after every sail? Do I NEED to put a bottom paint on?