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Old 11-11-2015, 06:11   #46
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OP here. Yes, thank you. I didn't mean to put "fiberglass" - I meant gelcoat. We will just sand down to the gelcoat. I'd edit the post if I could.

We got started scraping on Saturday and managed to complete 20% in 3 hours. It was definitely work, but not quite as bad as I anticipated. At that completion rate, we'll be ready to start sanding after another 12 hours.

Sure glad it's a 29.9, and not something larger!

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You got that right brother!

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Re: Barrier coat now or later?

I just blasted my bottom on a 31 year old boat that looked decent with the exception that the anti-foul looked horrible. It was fresh water sailed and had no barrier coat. One I had the bottom blasted, some small blisters started showing up as the hull dried in the sun. It was very minor and easily repairable. I would definitely have the hull done if t hasn't been done in a very long time as you never know what you will uncover. I would also take the recommendation above regarding the use of interprotect 2000e. This is excellent stuff - but also consider west epoxy for any fairing work. A good dry hull is always better than the alternative and sometimes peace of mind is worth it when you are out sailing and have less to worry about. It's worth the investment!
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Re: Barrier coat now or later?

I bought Interprotect 2000e for my project from Jamestown Distributors and they had a very informative video that talks about the importance of a moisture barrier on fiberglass. Yes it is a lot of work to apply and not cheap, but if there are no blisters its much easier to prevent than it is to repair.
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OP here with a quick update.

We finished scraping on Saturday. Overall it wasn't too bad, but Mr. cthoops and I agreed that we wouldn't want to do it again. It was definitely grunt work.

It took us a bit less than 24 hours in total, including setting up and breaking down each time. We also got lucky in that we unknowingly picked the more difficult side to start with. For some reason the paint on the port side came off more much easily than the starboard. It's a good thing, or we'd still be working on it.

Next up: sanding.

Thanks again for all of the advice.
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A well deserved rest is in order!!!

Congrats, and let us know how the next step goes!
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A well deserved rest is in order!!!

Congrats, and let us know how the next step goes!
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Thanks! Will do.

We've definitely been wearing the respirator masks (and gloves and Tyvek suits) and will keep doing it. I can't imagine wearing all of that in the summer - or Panama.
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OP here with a quick update.

We finished scraping on Saturday. Overall it wasn't too bad, but Mr. cthoops and I agreed that we wouldn't want to do it again. It was definitely grunt work.

It took us a bit less than 24 hours in total, including setting up and breaking down each time. We also got lucky in that we unknowingly picked the more difficult side to start with. For some reason the paint on the port side came off more much easily than the starboard. It's a good thing, or we'd still be working on it.

Next up: sanding.

Thanks again for all of the advice.
Sanding is brutal but to me it was better than scraping, at least you could see progress.
Best of luck and keep us posted.
I assume you are taking advantage of the weather, since winter was cancelled in the NE, at least for now...
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Sanding is brutal but to me it was better than scraping, at least you could see progress.
Best of luck and keep us posted.
I assume you are taking advantage of the weather, since winter was cancelled in the NE, at least for now...
The weather has made a huge difference. We wanted to get a lot done this off-season so we've been really lucky. I can't stand winter, so if it stays cancelled that would work for me.
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The weather has made a huge difference. We wanted to get a lot done this off-season so we've been really lucky. I can't stand winter, so if it stays cancelled that would work for me.
I've put in a word with the powers to be with your and my request about a particular seasonal weather cancellation...

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OP here with one final update. It was a happy drive home from the marina on Saturday because we had finished sanding!

For anyone who is thinking about DIY'ing this task, it ended up taking us (56 year old husband and 46 year old wife) 24 hours to scrape and 16 hours to sand. Our boat is 29.9 feet with a 10.2 foot beam.

The sanding was definitely easier than the scraping, but overall it wasn't the worst job ever. Just grunt work. Given that we have more time than money, it was definitely worth it.

Painting is next, but that's no big deal - it's just painting. As soon as the temps warm up we'll put on the multiple coats of barrier paint, along with the bottom paint, and we can cross this task off of the list.

Thanks again to everyone for the suggestions.
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