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Old 03-28-2011
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?'s before painting my bottom.

I just finished prepping the bottom of my Montgomery 17 for a new coat of antifouling paint, Pettit Vivid Antifoulding Paint.

-The directions on the can state that I need to paint between 9AM and 4PM in order to avoid the possibility of dew or condensation ruining the application. The weather now and for the rest of the week isn't bright and sunny. For the next two days we have a 30% chance of rain then it gets high after that till this weekend when it should be sunny. The boat is parked under a covered carport so I don't expect rain droplets to land on the painted surface, especially since it's the bottom. My question is should I be concerned about the moisture in the air? It has been drizzling lightly all night and the ground is wet. Will that affect the paint?

-The boat is on it's trailer and I do not plan on removing it from the trailer. My thinking is to raise the front and back with a winch mounted above the boat. This would allow me to paint where the bunks are currently blocking access to some of the bottom. How long should I wait to lower the boat back onto the bunks? I don't want to ruin the fresh paintjob.

Thank you all for your input.
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I would give it a minimum of 24 hours and then lay some 3 mil plastic on the bunks the first time. Once it cures, you can pull the plastic.
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