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03-05-2013 10:09 AM
SHNOOL
Re: painting

Easy... Ablative for saltwater (let the salty folks answer with the best product for you)... but only if it's to be in the water for more than a day at at time (long weekends same)

VC17m for freshwater, again if it's going to be in for more than a day or 2 at a time.

But just wax the gelcoat and sail if you are always gonna trailer/day sail.
03-04-2013 03:31 PM
avenger79
Re: painting

Quote:
Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
anti fouling paint is only needed if you intend to be in the water for more than 2 weeks or so.
that was kind of what I thought. thx.
03-04-2013 02:56 PM
chucklesR
Re: painting

anti fouling paint is only needed if you intend to be in the water for more than 2 weeks or so.
03-04-2013 02:34 PM
avenger79
Re: painting

Shnool. Thanks for the very detailed response
Next question is ablative paint even necesary
On a trailered boat? It has just gelcoat now
03-04-2013 02:17 PM
davidryan8100
Re: painting

Really done nice job there...
Like it...
03-04-2013 01:55 PM
SHNOOL
Re: painting

here's how I did it:

Note the temporary basement floor support:


If the boat has ablative bottom paint, you can just rough it up and add more ablative (wear a respirator/goggles it's very toxic)... if you are looking to painting the first time (gelcoat only) make sure to rough it up and then put barrier coat on.

If you already have ablative on the bottom and you want to redo it, I strongly recommend PAYING someone to soda blast first. Second if you insist on doing it yourself, use a scraper, then lots of sandpaper, respirator, monkey suit, goggles.. a must... also the dust is toxic, sweep up in the same gear (use approved disposal).

Ok topsides are below the deck, and above the waterline... rough up the gelcoat, then paint with awlgrip, pettit, or interlux brightsides... BUT if you only have a dull gelcoat, consider instead, 600 grit wetsand, compound/polish/wax (it'll look stellar)... but if because you have huge dings, and you have to fill, then painting is your only option, then check out the paints.

I gave you this "crash list" because I am doing all this right now. Not a "weekend" project even on a 19 footer. Several weekends sure.

PS: don't bother with a cradle... if you have bunks (not stands - I have stands), jack up the trailer on one side... tilting boat/trailer Tie the boat off pulling it to say starboard (jacking up port) this will flop the boat to starboard... drop the port bunk... paint, then wait for dry time... then put the bunk back and repeat on the other side. I did my Capri 22 in 2 weekends doing this. The boat will rest on it's keel/swing keel mostly, and flopped to starboard it'll be plenty safe (tied off to starboard). Pictures worth 1000 words here:


and here (note I had a wing keel, so I could literally just jack up under the keel, and raise the boat off the trailer).
03-04-2013 01:41 PM
avenger79
Re: painting

the boat is not huge at all. just the little o'day 19 that i bought. she looks good for now but I would love to repaint it in the near future. working around the trailer sounds like a decent option as well.
03-04-2013 01:39 PM
Daydreamer22
Re: painting

Last year I painted the bottom of my Oday 22 on the trailer.

I sanded most of the bottom with the boat just sitting on the trailer.

I painted one side at a time by jacking the trailer one side at a time, braced the boat under the rubrail, removed the tire, lowered the trailer until the bunks parted from the hull. Then blocked the trailer and removed the bunks. The stands for the bunks are bolted onto the trailer so they were easily removed.

It was a pain working over and around the trailer.

Sorry, I don't have any photos of the process.
03-04-2013 01:37 PM
tommays
Re: painting

I pay a really smart boat mover BUT how big is the boat as size does matter on this one ?
03-04-2013 12:11 PM
avenger79
Re: painting

both good points. I was thinking the same about trailer removal to stands. slow laborious process
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