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all you want to do is scuff it so the paint sticks

you could also get a tarp big enough to cover the ground 20 x10 (harborFreight.com)has cheap ones .
lay it out , then back the trailer over it .
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most recommend that the boat goes into the water no longer than 6 hours after the paint is applied, After the inital open area is done, just block the stern up high and lower the trailer to expose the spots that are covered by the pads on the trailer. but I wouldn't paint it before a day before launch.
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Thanks, I read about blocking the boat up sot of like the way you describe...

Can I apply one coat on Saturday night and then one more on Sunday before it goes in the water?
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Can I apply one coat on Saturday night and then one more on Sunday before it goes in the water?
You'll probably only need one coat.

Stop it!

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So, what kind of paint are you going to apply, ablative or hard?
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You need to purchase the antifouling bottom paint and read the directions, most recommend that the boat goes into the water no longer than 6 hours after the paint is applied,
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Disagree. All paints that I have used allow up to 30 days for fresh paint. Longer than that you need to "scuff" it again.

Sevseasail - I wouldn't dry sand it. Use a scotchbright pad or wet sand paper. Place a plastic tarp under the area that you are working. Soak the scotchbright pad in bucket of water, scour area, rinse in same water. When bottom has been fully scoured. Get another bucket of clean water and a cloth rag. Wet rage, wipe down bottom to remove loose material, wring rag into bucket, and redo.

Allow water buckets to stand for a few days to allow paint/dirt to settle, then carefully decant clear water off, collect wet sediment, and dispose in accordance with local laws.

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Re: Bottom Paint dilemma

Um, probably just me, but I put 2 coats of VC-17m (freshwater for me)... but it took me about 4 hours to do. Sanding, add another 4 hours or so, and 20-30 minutes between coats (I did 2).
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I don't have movable bunk boards, so I had to jack the boat up under the keel (fun).
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Nice job, schnool!

I don't think anyone's implying that you can't spend more time on painting the bottom, but the OP said that he barely had time to sail so we were pointing out that you don't necessarily have to spend a lot of time on it.

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Re: Bottom Paint dilemma

I don't think you will be able to paint under the bunk boards as you launch. The bottom is pretty much submerged b/f the boat floats off the bunks. You can lower the nose as much as possible (even into a hole in the gound), brace the stern, then raise the whole boat off the bunks by raising the nose again. Or just skip the areas under the bunks. Or, depending on your trailer, paint, launch, then float the boat back onto the trailer heeled over just enough to expose those areas under the bunks (it will look stupid, but, whatever). BTW, the cost of owning a trailerable boat can be reduced a lot if you are willing to have it in the driveway for parts of the year.

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Re: Bottom Paint dilemma

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you...

Here's the update. I did sand today, used one of those sponge sanding blocks for drywall (100 grit) sanded with a bucket of water and rinsed with the hose. After that, I wiped the bottom with paint thinner as per paint instructions. After work I went to Worst Marine (only store in the area that will sell me bottom paint, all others only do it if I let them do the job. Yes, there are other stores that can get the paint but will have to order...) I went with Pettite Vivid as it was the only thing they had that will allow me to launch within 60 days and recoat after 4 hrs.
Have one coat on her already...... It took me about 1,5 Hr to get it sanded and cleaned and about 45min to put the first coat.
Almost there....!!!!
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Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you...

Here's the update. I did sand today, used one of those sponge sanding blocks for drywall (100 grit) sanded with a bucket of water and rinsed with the hose. After that, I wiped the bottom with paint thinner as per paint instructions. After work I went to Worst Marine (only store in the area that will sell me bottom paint, all others only do it if I let them do the job. Yes, there are other stores that can get the paint but will have to order...) I went with Pettite Vivid as it was the only thing they had that will allow me to launch within 60 days and recoat after 4 hrs.
Have one coat on her already...... It took me about 1,5 Hr to get it sanded and cleaned and about 45min to put the first coat.
Almost there....!!!!
Pictures Mon, we need pictures!
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Pictures Mon, we need pictures!

OK, here she is with 2 coats on her, unfortunately could not launch on Sunday because the paint requires a 16 Hr before launching, also there are other issues, as the insurance which I'm trying to resolve today. Got a couple of quotes from BoatUs and waiting for my local agent to come up with something. (I would like to see what kind of coverage he can offer....)



She's looking better and better every day ....
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