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Old 01-03-2012, 19:07   #31
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Looks like the owner has waited too long.

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Appologies for the interuption to the sceduled programs, some times people around here get a little excited about how their bottoms are cleaned.

Then they may want to check out the 'Bidet on a Boat' thread.
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Is your wife about five six, brown hair, brown eyes cause she sounds exactly like my wife! exactly!
Nope... I am 5' with red hair with blue eyes... 😉 If I gotta live on this and give up my dream home, it better be for my dream boat!
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Nope... I am 5' with red hair with blue eyes... �� If I gotta live on this and give up my dream home, it better be for my dream boat!
Works for me!...
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Old 01-03-2012, 23:33   #35
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To install new gel coat on the deck, topsides, and bottom would take hundreds (maybe thousands) of hours of work and cost a fortune.

I have regelcoated plenty of boats- no big deal. Often faster than painting actually. No primer required. I often suggest restoring or reapplying gelcoat to clients going cruising, it's just so much easier to repair than paint. More durable too, and it can look just as good with proper upkeep. I can usually restore/reapply to like new condition for substantially less than a full paint job. Often a 50% savings or even more. Obviously there are exceptions to the rule.
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Cean with the least intrusive method possible.

After 3 months away the soft cloth/carpet clean wasn't gonna cut it and I just cleaned my bottom with a (relatively soft) floor scrub brush.
Since a scrub brush is clearly not 'the least intrusive method", why wait 3 months to clean your hull?
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Looks like the owner has waited too long.

2 months on an experimental coating on the Oakland Estuary

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Nope... I am 5' with red hair with blue eyes... �� If I gotta live on this and give up my dream home, it better be for my dream boat!
Hi Jillmstar, welcome aboard have fun.
Most of the guys are potty and house trained, well when anyone is watching.

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I have regelcoated plenty of boats- no big deal. Often faster than painting actually. No primer required. I often suggest restoring or reapplying gelcoat to clients going cruising, it's just so much easier to repair than paint. More durable too, and it can look just as good with proper upkeep. I can usually restore/reapply to like new condition for substantially less than a full paint job. Often a 50% savings or even more. Obviously there are exceptions to the rule.
+1

Much better and long lasting solution.
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Since a scrub brush is clearly not 'the least intrusive method", why wait 3 months to clean your hull?
Business travel. Gotta pay for scrub brushes somehow...
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Well, since this thread has truly drifted, doesn't the frequency and method of cleaning depend a lot on the type of paint??

I've concluded that for ablative paint I get less paint loss and longer life by using a putty knife rather than a piece of carpeting to clean off the soft growth (usually is no hard growth). It also takes less time.
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Well, since this thread has truly drifted, doesn't the frequency and method of cleaning depend a lot on the type of paint??
Not at all. The same frequencies and cleaning media can be used for all commonly used anti fouling paints. As always, bearing in mind that gentle cleaning is best for the paint.

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I've concluded that for ablative paint I get less paint loss and longer life by using a putty knife rather than a piece of carpeting to clean off the soft growth (usually is no hard growth). It also takes less time.
If my customers saw me going after their ablative bottoms with a putty knife, I'd be out of business in a hurry. Further, a scraper or putty knife doesn't really "clean" the bottom. Unless you are driving the edge into the paint, it is going to leave behind a layer of slime. To truly clean the bottom you'd need to go over it again with carpet or a pad.
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Last pic before she went back in the water this morning. Working through the weekend to get it cleaned up and the mast ready to be stepped on Monday.

Now... Bi-weekly carpet rides for the hull? Is the the preferred method? Or just wait to scrape her? ;-)
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Hey Z1Krider, lookin' good!
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