Hi there I am now on schedule to launch for winter series in the next few weeks with the boat I bought 6 weeks ago...alot of work to electrics, heads and interior
with thanks to a bunch of you guys for advice and guidance, and so I come with me Irish cap in hand for another bit of advice. The Hull
is GRP with I believe a steel
. I went down tonight to the remarkably warm (16 celcius in October in Ireland
someonw has left the heating
on) but pitch
black marina and scrubbed the hull
down with a brush. It has been previously powerhosed on lift
out. The previous owner has antifouled each season for the last 3-4 with Jotun Sea force 30 (which is probably overkill as it is designed to last 24-36 months and the boat has been hard stored over previous winters) I have some jotun 30 to give it another coat. Teh hull looks in reasonable nick and sound...no blisters
and smooth so I reckon a run of antifoul over that ....but the steel keel
had some flakey bits which when you tapped them you could scrap off the old antifoul back about 3-4 layers to areas about the size of a hand
do I need to be good and prime these and then antifoul over or could I get away with closing my eyes
and simply putting a couple of coats of antifoul over these areas...
you can guess which answer I will appreciate more!!!