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Waxing New Hull
Since I will probably never have the honor to commission a NEW vessel, I would really appreciate it if you would wax that boat at least once a year for me!!! If you read the fine print of most production boats, they are still using iso gelcoats and are susceptible to UV degradation (read oxidation). A lot of the good wax contain some amounts of UV inhibitors.
If you wax it yearly for me, chances are, my shoulders won''t hurt near as much when it is my turn.<g> I know around the 48 parallel where I sail, I would not have to compound a yearly waxed hull for a dozen years or more!!
It seems I have heard some boat production companies are sending the boats out the door with LP paint, I can''t remember which one? If you have one of these, no wax would be the course of action here.
By the way, tell us about your new boat!!