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Do I need bottom paint at all on trailered boat????

Im buying a Catalina 22 MKII and was wondering if I need to repaint the bottom. I will not leave the boat in the water for more than a long weekend at the most. Lake Tahoe (freshwater), and coastal California weekend cruising is all the boat will be used for, then right back on to the trailer. Probably in the water 20 days a year. The current bottom paint is shot. Thanks
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Re: Do I need bottom paint at all on trailered boat????

there is no need for bottom paint unless you are leaving it in the water more then a month at a time. bottom paint is there to try to keep the bottom growth from living on the bottom. most bottom paint will not work if left out of the water. because it does have bottom paint, they may have sanded the bottom and dulled the gelcoat and might not look very pretty if you remove it. you may be able to polish it back up and if not you could paint with a gloss marine topside paint. they make chemical removers for bottom paint to make removal a lot easier.
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Re: Do I need bottom paint at all on trailered boat????

Nope Don't need it.
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Re: Do I need bottom paint at all on trailered boat????

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there is no need for bottom paint unless you are leaving it in the water more then a month at a time.
The sentiment is correct but the time frame is completely wrong.
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Re: Do I need bottom paint at all on trailered boat????

Rugby,

If there is already bottom paint and it looks aweful, strip it or paint it. Otherwise yiu don't need it. If you decide to paint oner the existing, I used Hydrocoat. It works well, covers well, and cleans up with water. It' s also tough enough to stand up to trailering.

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