I''ve been contemplating using a really "slick" racing-type paint since the boat isn''t kept in the water (fouling isn''t a great concern). My big question is durability...will that type of paint stand up to repeated launchings and recoveries??
I have a Hunter 26, bought it new in 94, I used the VC-17 for several reasons, there isn''t a paint that is going to resist scraping from repeated launches, VC-17 can be easily recoated, wipe the area with acetone or naptha, and use an airless sprayer to recoat, after it dries, buff it with a towel, you now have a teflon race finish and it really keeps the crud off.
If fouling isn''t a concern and the boat doesn''t stay in the water, why do you want to paint it and add one more maintenance chore? Plenty of daysailers and race boats have been dry-sailed for years with nothing on the bottom but the original gel coat.
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