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Old 02-03-2016, 11:39   #1
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Bottom Paint

How do you decide when to apply fresh ablative bottom paint when living aboard? How do you balance capable antifouling with prevention of bottom paint build-up?

We're on the hard, about to launch and about to move aboard full time and will be moving around a lot (not living aboard at a slip) - so the bottom tends to stay pretty clean anyway... Right now, there's plenty of bottom paint on most of the hull, but the high wear areas are bare... Would you just paint the high wear areas or would you give the whole hull a good sand and re-paint?

(If it matters, I use Micron 66)

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