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post #4 of Old 01-07-2010
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Although the keel is not encapsulated, you do want to preserve the integrity of the barrier coats under the anti-fouling paint to help protect the fiberglass hull below the waterline from blistering. Epoxy barrier coats are added as extra protection beyond the Vinylester resin used in the outermost lay-up. If you're unsure about this aspect at all, I recommend you do a little homework there before proceeding.
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