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Old 02-05-2013, 09:03   #1
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Bottom painting a trailerable sailboat

Any advice on the best way to paint our 22' sailboat? It's on a trailer and I've read how some people paint it, then move it on the trailer and pain the spots they couldn't paint..etc.

Is this the best way to do it? Any better options? Looking to keep costs low which is why we just want to do it ourselves.
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Re: Bottom painting a trailerable sailboat

That's about how we do ours: prep and paint, then roll the boat back a foot and do the touch-ups. This works because we have rollers. If you have flat bunks, you're beat i think.

other suggestion is to buy/borrow some straps and hoist the boat to get the missed parts... if you have access to a crane, or a garage/barn with rafters strong enough for chain-lifts.

I've seen some folks who
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:44   #3
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Re: Bottom painting a trailerable sailboat

Thanks - I guess we'll probably go with that method since we do have rollers.

Any thoughts on a retractable keel? Does it need to be paininted? Should we just leave it up when we are not on the boat? If we do need to pain it, that will be far more of a challenge
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Re: Bottom painting a trailerable sailboat

The keel should be painted.... in a perfect world.
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Re: Bottom painting a trailerable sailboat

I knew that would be the right answer... Gonna have to figure out how to do that one..
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Re: Bottom painting a trailerable sailboat

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That's about how we do ours: prep and paint, then roll the boat back a foot and do the touch-ups. This works because we have rollers. If you have flat bunks, you're beat i think...........
Nope. Load it at an angle (tilted). Paint, then put it in the water, reload it tilted the other way and paint the spots you missed.

That's how they do it at my marina for boats that can be put on work racks. The difference is, they use a fork lift to reposition the boat.
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Re: Bottom painting a trailerable sailboat

We put on barrier and bottom paint...



...on our Mac. I cheated and used the lift we have, but could of done it without also easy enough.

The job is documented here....

Macgregor 26S Outside Mods page 39

I would for sure do the keel and trunk. I've seen some boats come into the yard where we are now with the keel stuck up in the trunk due to growth,

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Re: Bottom painting a trailerable sailboat

I have a 19 foot potter, center board boat. I jacked and blocked the boat off the trailer and moved the trailer back and forth under her, while I painted.
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Re: Bottom painting a trailerable sailboat

Thanks for all the advice - it looks like we're going to have it done by a local marina - just too much of a pain for us to try to do the keel ourselves - seems pretty reasonable for the marina to do it and save us the time too.
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