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Old 14-06-2012, 18:09   #1
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bottom paint a trailerable?

Would you bottom paint a trailerable boat that has bare gel coat now, .....if you were going to leave it in the water for only 3 mos a year? Or just pressure wash when you retrieve it each fall? (PNW)
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Old 14-06-2012, 18:57   #2
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Re: bottom paint a trailerable?

Cheech,

You know you are gonna get green slime and barnicles in three months, how about some high speed paint? It will be harder and won't slough as much. My dingy gets marine growth in as little as a couple of weeks.

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Old 14-06-2012, 20:50   #3
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Re: bottom paint a trailerable?

After several years of summers cruising BC and SE Alaska, I finally took the plunge and painted my 26' diesel power cruiser. Took several days to do it right, but it has saved me untold work at the end of every summer since, and improved fuel efficiency as well. Highly recommended! Also highly recommended, Pettit Hydrocoat water-based ablative.
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Old 17-06-2012, 15:52   #4
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Re: bottom paint a trailerable?

We use petit vivid on our trailerable boat, and it has massively reduced the amount of work the boat needs. As mentioned above it will increase fuel efficiency since it keeps the crud from attacking your bottom, and at the end of the season you just haul the boat and give it a quick wash, no need for heavy cleaning.
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Re: bottom paint a trailerable?

Another vote for Vivid. Works great and does not fall off when you put it on the trailer. It is not cheap though.....
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