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Old 28-02-2014, 14:54   #1
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Bottom Job Supplies

Hello!

We will be doing our first haul out and paint job mid-April in Tortola. The previous owner has done a bottom job ~10 times and told us exactly which paints, anti-fouler, etc he used which is extremely helpful. What we are trying to determine now is what else we need to bring with us. The boatyard has ladders but no equipment/tool rental.

We know we need the following:
-orbital sander (recommendations?)
- sand paper - not sure on grain yet
-paint (International Perfection)
- anti-fouling primer (International Anti Fouling)
-anit-fouling bottom paint (Micron 66)
-extension cord (for sander)
-brushes (recommnedations?)
-rollers (any recommendations?)
-respirators
-safety goggles
-new boat name and hailing port lettering

What am I missing??? Your help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 28-02-2014, 15:21   #2
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Someone to do the sanding!
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Old 28-02-2014, 15:34   #3
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You are advising against sanding ourselves?
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Old 28-02-2014, 15:39   #4
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You are advising against sanding ourselves?
While I am humor impaired I thought the post you are replying to was a goof.
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Re: Bottom Job Supplies

drop cloth for under the boat
mixing buckets
scarpers for the hard stuff
masking tape
dry vac (be sure to know whether the yard requires dustless sanders)
rags
something to open the paint can with
something to mix the paint with (a drill mixer works best as that crap is heavy on the bottom)
a ball cap (you WILL bump your head on the new paint)
an extension stick for the paint roller
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Old 28-02-2014, 17:52   #6
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Perfect! Thanks for the info...very helpful

Not being overly serious...just didn't know if the exclamation point meant a warning of danger or was a joke. I am generally NOT humor impaired so it was poorly communicated joke ha ha
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That wasn't humor by Tingum - that was excellent advice. Once you finish sanding your boat yourself, you will understand (and I doubt you will do it again). It is the only job I hire out.

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Old 28-02-2014, 20:57   #8
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if I was you I would ditch the perfection paint, I used it and it sucks, if you use a roller it orange peels, and if you use a brush, it sags. and as it has been said, you don't want to sand the bottom yourself, it is a wicked pain in the back, neck and arms, as well as a really dirty job. (definitely worth the 150 bucks I pay someone from craigslist) but if you wish to do it yourself, remember to get one of those cheep white painters suits, (with the hood) so you don't get that dust all over yourself, and a bucket or milk crate to sit on.
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Actually a bit of both, you will understand after the first 5' or so.
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Thanks for the info...this is great insight. We will consider having the sanding done as the info here making it sound less and less inviting
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Thanks for the info...this is great insight. We will consider having the sanding done as the info here making it sound less and less inviting
If you don't do at least 5' yourself... You're missing out on one of life's more miserable experiences....

And bottom paint tinted boogers....
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