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Hello again.

I've learned a lot from lurking on these forums even though I'm in a much smaller boat. Hoping the vast experience here can help out a little.

I'm about to buy a daysailer that will live on a mooring. I've always trailer sailed before, and therefore have no experience with antifouling paint, or hull paints of any kinds. One of the boats that has caught my eye, but which is several hours drive away, is advertised as having the "hull painted in vibrant red polyurethane." I'm trying to get a clear answer on exactly what product the owner applied, but as he's a bit biased I figured I'd get some back up information.

The searching I did didn't turn up any polyurethane paints meant for below waterline use, nor did I see any antifouling stuff advertised as polyurethane.
#1. Am I missing something and this is common / ok?
#2. If he painted the whole hull with something not intended for constant submersion, how hard will it be to remove it and do it right?

The boat otherwise seems well cared for and at a reasonable price given what's included. Whatever I buy will spend the whole season on a mooring in brackish water (mid Hudson).

Thanks for any input. I'm hoping to go see it in person, but having no base of knowledge for this I need to do some research.

Luke
 

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Thanks for the reply...

The seller isn't getting back to me, so I have to assume the boat already sold... or he's just another wacko posting to Craigslist.

Learned a bit for next time anyway.

Luke
 
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