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It depends on the bottom paint that is on the boat, what kind of shape it is in and what you're using. For some reason, I seem to remember that it is generally wise to go down to the gelcoat or barrier coating for VC17, but I could be wrong. Do you know what is currently on the boat. BTW, if you do have to take it down to the gelcoat, I would HIGHLY recommend putting on Interlux Interprotect 2000E as a barrier coat/primer before adding the bottom paint.
However, if it has VC17 on it, and you want to use VC17 again, then you probably don't have to go down to the gelcoat, but you should definitely check with the manufacturer for what the recommendations are.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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