SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Painting the Bottom of our Sailboat
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Painting the Bottom of our Sailboat Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
04-22-2009 01:27 PM
Biblio
Just Wondering

Alyssa and Will,

How did the bottom painting job go?
I too own a Catalina 30 and will be doing the same come June. Refinished the entire interior in 07. Lots of work, but even my teenage son and friends commented.

Regards,

John
06-06-2008 08:50 PM
sailingdog Alyssa/Will—

A good book would be Don Casey's This Old Boat. IIRC, it will talk about doing what you need.

Basically, you'll want to strip the bottom, grind out the blisters, fill them with thickened epoxy, barrier coat the bottom, and then paint with anti-fouling paint.

You'll probably want to have someone sodablast the bottom, since it will get rid of all the paint down to the bare gelcoat, and be the most cost-effective way to do it IMHO.

Tools:

Random Orbital Sander w/ 80 or 100 grit discs
Plastic containers for mixing epoxy
paint mixing sticks, for mixing epoxy and bottom paint
paint rollers (foam for epoxy and 3/16" for bottom paint and barrier coat)
Tyvek bunny suit (to protect you from bottom paint/epoxy/ground fiberglass
Full face respirator mask with VOC and P95 cartridges (same as bunny suit)
Nitrile or vinyl gloves (same as bunny suit)

Materials Needed:

Epoxy (MAS, System Three or West Systems)
High-density filler (Colloidial silica or cabo-sil is best for this purpose)
Interprotect 2000E barrier coating (or you can use epoxy, but I prefer the IP2000E)
Bottom paint suitable for your area

If you need more detailed info, please let me know.
06-06-2008 08:42 PM
lbdavis Hey guys,

Here's one to get you started. Quick and easy to use. Don Casey is the man on this stuff. You'll find the drawing are far better than pictures.

I'm sure you'll be flooded with more soon.

Welcome to sailnet!

-LB
06-06-2008 08:36 PM
catalina30alyssa
Painting the Bottom of our Sailboat

Hi All,

We own a Catalina 30 Sailboat and are newbies to the sailing world. (We still have yet to learn how to sail!). Our boat is in need of a bottom painting, and has some blisters that will need to be repaired. Anyone recommend a good book for beginners that will help us know all necessary materials needed and special techniques for someone who has never done such a thing!?

Any advice is GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks boaters,
happy sailing,

Alyssa & Will

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.