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Old 14-08-2007, 14:10   #1
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Bottom Paint on Inflatables

I need to paint part of the inflatable portion of my hard bottom dinghy with bottom paint. Is there any precaution that I need to take before I just paint the inflatable section with Micron bottom paint? I don't think there should be a problem but I thought it would be wise before I discovered some strange reaction.

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I need to paint part of the inflatable portion of my hard bottom dinghy with bottom paint. Is there any precaution that I need to take before I just paint the inflatable section with Micron bottom paint? I don't think there should be a problem but I thought it would be wise before I discovered some strange reaction.

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Good question, I would like to know too.
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Surely Micron will just crack and fall off ? do you know what the tubes are made of PVC or hyperlon? because there are dedicated paints for ribs.

Does this boat ever come aboard, because with a soft paint is going to mark everything it touches.

Anyway flexible antifoul paints.

SP54 Hypalon Antifoul ( Flexible Paints & Antifoulings ) at Polymarine

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Best way is to lift your dinghy out of the water on a halyard or davits when you are not actively using it - like at night. This also keeps the outboard motor zinc from quickly disappearing and then damaging the lower unit of the outboard. Make a bridle from 1/4" nylon line and use a halyard to lift the boat out of the water.
- - In the Caribbean you want to do this and also have the dinghy about 7 to 9 feet above the water so that thieves cannot get to your motor and steal it.
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