Last year, we painted the bottom of the sailboat with the proper paint
, but the waterline stripe paint
I ordered it a second time, from a second source, and that failed also.
I really wanted my sailboat on the lake, and the only holdup was that missing waterline stripe. I did not want to wait another day, let alone a week or more.
What did I do? I went to a box store and purchased two rolls of Husker Football Duct Tape, what else? Lol
Mind you, nothing on my sailboat was bright red, the sailboat is two tone blue & white. Because of the sports theme in a lake just outside the shadow of the Husker Stadium, it did not look too bad.
Now the good news, and the bad news. The good news is the tape stayed on all boating
season, without a hint of letting go.
The bad news? It was not UV rated tape, and the tape only looked great about a month. The last month of the season, it looked all washed out and white. All the color was gone, including the Husker logos.
More bad news, as we removed the boat from the lake and cleaned her up, I discovered the tape and the gelcoat
are now best friends, and will not let go.
So, do I blast the tape off, somehow, in the least destructive way possible (suggestions please! !!) Or do I give in, and find UV rated tape? It really looked pretty good till the sun cooked the tape.