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I am thinking about painting the bottom a few days after the boat is taken out of the water, probably next weekend. If I don't paint it before January 1 the yard requires that they paint it for me.

Is there a problem with doing this 8 months before I launch the boat? There is an ablative paint on it now, so I would be using an ablative, maybe multi-season paint.
 

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Painting now, with a multi-season ablative should be fine. :) If you use a non-multi-season ablative, there's a very high chance that it will "deactivate" before you put the boat back in the water—wasting your money and time.
 

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Gotta read the "instructions" on the paint can. Like the "dog" said, some of the bottom paints don't like to be left out of the water for too long.
 
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