Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 20-04-2009, 16:23   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 99
algae just below water line...

Hello Everyone,
We are getting ready for another season. just below the water line along the entire length of the boat we have some light algae. It is very light. I was wondering if it is okay just to put a new coat of abalative paint over it or should i sand it off before i paint it again?
turkish6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2009, 16:29   #2
Moderator Emeritus
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 9,844
It absolutely has to be removed. Anit-fouling paint will not stick to it for very long after the algae dies and starts decaying. Instead of sanding, use a coarse 3M Scotch-Brite pad, some water and some elbow grease. Tape off your boot stripe so you do not scratch it.

3M-07447 General Purpose Maroon

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2009, 05:43   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 99
i will give it a try thank you
turkish6 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I Tried to do a Search on Algae-X, but... Chief Engineer Engines and Propulsion Systems 128 05-10-2013 12:23
Anyone Using On-Board Fuel Polisher / ALGAE-X? markpj23 Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 10 22-05-2013 15:51
DeBug vs Algae X Windjammr Spirt Engines and Propulsion Systems 8 01-01-2013 03:46
Chlorine Tablet Sitting in Seawater Supply Line rebel heart Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 32 29-01-2010 23:51
Water in refrigerant line phorvati Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14 07-06-2007 13:36

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:25.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.