Morgan 33 O.I. Perryville
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Re: Dustless Sanding System Recommendations
I just posted this in another area, but it bears repeating. A drywall sanding screen is the best method I've ever used. The sanding screens cost about $1 each, they last forever, they are attached to a cushioned, flat pad on the end of a long handle. You dip the pad into a bucket of water and essentially scrub the paint away. No dust at all. I had a friend just sanded a nasty looking bottom of his Catalina 30 using this technique, and he was able to make the bottom as smooth as a baby's butt in less than two hours. No high spots, no low spots, just slick as a whistle. After a couple hours of drying time, he masked the waterline and applied the bottom paint. The bottom was smooth as silk.
You can purchase the Drywall sanding screens at Home Depot, Lowes, and many larger hardware stores.