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  1. Ablative paint - question

    Gear & Maintenance
    I know that much has been written about bottom paints, but mixed responses didn't give me confidence about what to do. Sailing area - Chesapeake Bay and tributaries. Our sailboat has a hard red paint covered by two coats of single season Interlux Act blue ablative paint (one coat applied in...
  2. Wing keel in a shallow slip

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    The rudder on the Catalina 36 is only slightly shorter than its wing keel. I may be assigned a slip in which the Catalina will sit on the bottom (mud) when we have an extremely low tide. Are any of you in that same situation? If so, what has been your experience? Thanks, mrmac
  3. quick bottom job!??!!-- !!

    Gear & Maintenance
    ELLOOO all !! I was just wondering how/ whats the quickest way to redo a bottom to relaunch in a month? i havve already grinded out most big blisters and bveled to a 12-1 slope with 60 grit been drying for a month i would like to do the following; sand hull and pop the littler ones i didnt...
  4. First Boat Qs - Beneteau FIRST35.7

    Gear & Maintenance
    I am buying a 1993 Beneteau FIRST 35.7. She has been on the hard for 14 months+ and needs a few things. Will be doing the work myself. 1. Stanchions rebedded? - Need any diagrams or schematics or video on "How To" or Step by Step? - What is best bedding material? 2. Bottom Job? - Keel needs...
  5. Differences between bottom paints

    Gear & Maintenance
    Wow, I've been lurking for a while but I think this is my first post. I'm restoring my dad's old 26' Thunderbird that has been sitting on blocks for the last 20 years, and it needs bottom paint (in addition to many other things). I've been reading up on it for a while now but my understanding...
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