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Great job and I think we need more "after" pics in this thread!
Way to go.
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Any tips / recommendations on painting a deck out of the water? It sounds like you have experience with this - one part or two part - preparation what works best ect. We have an 85 27 Ericson that we want to give new life to but don't want to turn it into a horror story. Any info is greatly appreciated!
Actually, I've painted two decks while the boats were in the water. Though fortunately, their decks were still out of the water (I assume you meant top sides). The last time,I used Rustolium top side paint (single part) and am pleased with the results. Some Lowe's sell it,and I think ACE hardwares can order it. At $10 a quart, it's much less expensive than Interlux. A dock mate just painted his deck with Interlux and I prefer my results. Lets see how long it lasts! I removed a lot of hardware, and wouldn't do that again for a role and tip single part job. I can "cut in" pretty well with a good brush, and mask if I have to. Follow the directions on the can and have at it! IMO, one of the easiest and most rewarding DIY projects you can do on your boat. I think two part would certainly last longer, but doubt the complexity and cost involved in using it on a deck is worth it. If I had the boat dissembled for a refit, thats another story! BTW, I highly recommend Don Casey's book "Sailboat Maintenance". A little pricey, but worth every penny IMO!

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I painted in the water while gunkholing up the coast one year. It was a long time (next haulout) before both sides were the same colour.
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Great job and I think we need more "after" pics in this thread!
Way to go.
Actually, those pics were "during". Here is an "after". Far from perfect, but it's a lot cleaner than what I had, and I learned a lot. I try to follow up on any threads I start, in an effort to pay back what I have learned from the forum. You can see I'm working on the stearn now. The glazing compound (blue stuff) kicked too rapidly. I'm going to try another compound on the other side. I'll do another thread about it if anyone is interested.
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GREETINGS EARTHLINGS I have painted afloat but It is not enjoyable when on small-boat and lean in to get a bit of pressure the boats wants to go the other way so to componsate this you make the roping tighter wich then marks the newly appied paint.
Regarding the boot top DO NOT SCORE THE LINE! Just make sure that you have a watertight edge on this by pressing home with a plastic of rubber hard roller this stops the paint infulltrating the masking tape. (DO NOT MIX ALL THE PAINT IN ONE GO.) THIS WILL EXTEND YOUR WORKING TIME GO SAFE
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Late to this discussion... good going L124C..
The idea of careening the boat to work on the waterline is a good one.. we prepped a 40 footer some years back at the slip prior to hauling out for the job proper.. spent another few days cleaning up the waterline and under the counter where we were unable to reach. (the shape/sizes of our neighbouring boats precluded leaning her over)

After 2-3 weeks working when we could we were another 16 days hauled out, that included adding a proper anchor locker/foredeck hatch and cutting a cockpit hatch into the lazarette area prior to painting the deck (we were able to pattern the new nonskid around all that so it looked original) We did use Awlgrip with reasonable results (like most amateur jobs - perfect from far but far from perfect )

With our current boat we did strip a hull stripe and repaint it in the water, also wet sanded the chalky gelcoat and then resealed/waxed in the water. In this case the dock was a few feet shorter than the boat.. being 'clever' I found a loose plank to extend the dock a bit.... worked great until I reached one inch past the critical balance point.... ended up in the water before I knew what was happening! Fortunately our ladder was down.....

One trick I have yet to learn is how to mask long lines/stripes smoothly with no 'ripples'...

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Late to this discussion... good going L124C.. Unfortunately, this is a timeless subject if you own a "yacht". Any input is good input IMHO!
The idea of careening the boat to work on the waterline is a good one.. we prepped a 40 footer some years back at the slip prior to hauling out for the job proper.. spent another few days cleaning up the waterline and under the counter where we were unable to reach. (the shape/sizes of our neighboring boats precluded leaning her over)
I was able to thread the Kedge line through the rigs of several neighbors. Took some experimentation, but wasn't nearly as difficult as I anticipated. Maybe I just got lucky!
After 2-3 weeks working when we could we were another 16 days hauled out, that included adding a proper anchor locker/foredeck hatch and cutting a cockpit hatch into the lazarette area prior to painting the deck (we were able to pattern the new nonskid around all that so it looked original) We did use Awlgrip with reasonable results (like most amateur jobs - perfect from far but far from perfect )

With our current boat we did strip a hull stripe and repaint it in the water, also wet sanded the chalky gelcoat and then resealed/waxed in the water. In this case the dock was a few feet shorter than the boat.. being 'clever' I found a loose plank to extend the dock a bit.... worked great until I reached one inch past the critical balance point.... ended up in the water before I knew what was happening! Fortunately our ladder was down.....
A "You Tube" moment, if their ever was one!
One trick I have yet to learn is how to mask long lines/stripes smoothly with no 'ripples'...
I didn't have any problem with the Boot stripe. Masking the Cove stripe gives me fits though! I would have guessed the opposite would be true.

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