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Another bottom paint question
Have PVC inflatable with soft bottom?
Need recommendations as to what type of bottom paint to use???
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Re: Bottom paint - soft bottom inflatable

Can you not just drag it out every now and then and give it a scrub?

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Re: Bottom paint - soft bottom inflatable

We use petit on our rib, but if i had soft bottom would just haul up every night
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Antifoul on an inflatable dinghy? On any dinghy? How lazy are we? That is ridiculous. Okay, sorry, that wasn't the question. I'm sure you have a good reason....

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Re: Bottom paint - soft bottom inflatable

This stuff does the trick Inflatable Boat Antifouling Paint
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Re: Bottom paint - soft bottom inflatable

West Marine use to have some stuff that kinda worked. But now who knows.

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Re: Bottom paint - soft bottom inflatable

We used Petit antifouling paint for inflatables. It worked pretty well, but when we did bring the boat on deck for passages it left black powder all over the place. Took about three years of full-time cruising for this to stop happening.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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