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Re: How much bottom paint?
If I don't move the supports one at a time, and paint these keel block areas while on land, how quickly does it take to dry if the boat is hanging from the slings?
I have mine stored in a yard full of boats, motorhomes, shipping containers and all sorts of flotsam. Come spring launch time it is busy. I cannot see the crane operator patiently waiting for me to paint 4 spots while he and the boat are left hanging...certainly he will not wait for free. Thanks
DON'T move your stands unless you have an extra in place beside them first, each time.
Boatyards deal with this on every boat they launch and the time is factored in. Bottom paint flash dries so it isn't a problem.
I like to have them lift me the last thing on Saturday and launch me on Tuesday (next business day) - that way the boat is hanging for two days and I can take my time about finishing up, doing the bottom of the keel properly, maybe a bit of wet sanding etc.
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