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Is it to early in my refit to apply VC17

Iím well into a refurbish of a 1982 Cal 2-25, full keel version. The boat sits in my driveway on its cradle which is sitting on a trailer, so far my neighbors have been fine with it.. till recently, when some new people moved in next door. They are complaining about the looks do to the VC17 needing a new coat.

Iíve been holding off on the bottom job as it will be another year and a half before the boat splashes again so my question is.. is it too early to apply a coat of VC17? Iíve scoured the Interlux site and data sheets but only find minimum wait times, nothing about max times. Will I just be wasting my time and money applying a coat now? Could it actually do some damage to the hull?
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Re: Is it to early in my refit to apply VC17

You won't do any damage to your boat, but I don't think the VC17 will retain its anti-foulant properties sitting on the hard for a long time. You'll have to look that up to be 100%.
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Re: Is it to early in my refit to apply VC17

You plan on launching your boat in January of 2014? In Minnesota? Hmmm.

Some bottom paints, notably Ablative paints, do lose some of their effectiveness if used too far in advance to launching. I'm not sure about VC 17 which I believe is a hard paint rather than an ablative but I do know that VC 17 is expensive.

That said, what makes you think that putting a coat of bottom paint on it will pacify your new neighbors? I'd bet that they will love it when you put a tarp tent over the boat for the winter. Is there some way you can move your trailer so it is less visible to the new folks on the block?
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Re: Is it to early in my refit to apply VC17

I suspect this is the start of a long tale.
Your new neighbor may just being polite, while checking with the township or community association. Some townships specifically prohibit work on boats and RV's in driveways, I would not want a neighbor working on a boat next to me.

Be extra nice to your neighbor and get a new clean tarp to cover the boat when you are not working on it.
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Re: Is it to early in my refit to apply VC17

Ok so it will be a few months longer than a year and a half

To keep the city happy I have to keep it in the driveway, to keep the wife happy I have to leave access to the garage door, so that means the boat has to stay were it is. I'm not breaking any city ordinances and the boat was there when they first looked at the house so all and all there is not much they can say about it. The boat does go to a storage yard over the winter.

I have talked to them about it, shown pictures of what it will look like, and they were fine with that but I'm also not going to spend that kind of money on it if I'm just going to have to do it again before launching.

VC17 is a hard paint.
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Re: Is it to early in my refit to apply VC17

I know that a Cal 2-25 is not an ice boat.

If it were me I'd lean more towards putting on the VC 17 closer to the minimum amount of time recommended on the can. Why waste the anti-fouling properties on the air around your boat?

One recommended practice is to put a different color as a base coat then you want to use (say a coat of red underneath a coat of blue). This way you'll notice where the outer coating has worn thin. I've done this but I will say that even without the different color underneath I can usually find the most worn spots pretty easily.

I'd say that your boat falls under the "pre-existing non-conforming" usage of your property. Hopefully your neighbors will understand.
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Re: Is it to early in my refit to apply VC17

If you want the manufacturer's opinion, ask your question here:

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If you decide that you do want to pretty her bottom, strip it and apply an epoxy barrier/primer coat. Wait until launch to apply the anti-foulant just prior to launch and the epoxy will allow for better adhesion.
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The neighbors who do not like it still WONT like it
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Re: Is it to early in my refit to apply VC17

Plant bamboo between your house and the neighbors, they wont have to look at your boat and trimming it will give them something to do and a new thing to bitch about
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