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Re: Best bottom paint for a trailerable boat in fresh water?
I use VC 17m and am very pleased. As was mentioned, it goes on very thin and smooth and is easy to apply. Almost no work is required to prep for a new coat at the beginning of the season other than washing the hull and lightly sanding any areas where the old VC is flaking.
I think Interlux recommends 2-3 coats the first time it is applied and then 1-2 coats every season as maintenance. I get by only applying VC every other year and have been very happy. It's expensive at $50/qt. (West Marine spring sale), but you don't need much because it goes on so thin. I can cover my 28 footer's bottom with two coats with about 2.5 quarts.
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Last edited by kwaltersmi; 04-24-2012 at 11:50 AM.