I bought a 2007 fiberglass
bottom, hypalon tubes dinghy
. I have no contact with the previous owner.
The bottom and tubes to the waterline have been painted. It looks like twice. The most recent is black, and in some spots where it has rubbed off, green.
What should I do with this thing? I'm planning to mostly tow and leave it inflated in the water
for the first two months this summer around the PNW and them deflate and store on deck
to get to San Francisco
. I point this out so it will be deflated sometimes.
I have west marine
bottomkote silica epoxy
here at my house. Can I use this over the mystery paint! I know there is a rubber dinghy paint
, but if like to do this project
today or tomorrow and there is no west marine
or any boat store nearby.
I don't want to hurt the dinghy. I don't know if any solvents in the bottomkote can hurt hypalon. I wonder if the PO used dinghy paint. Would the paint still be on there if he hadn't? Is there any harm in me just trying to use the paint I have, what's the worst case scenario, or am I better off leaving it all alone.
A second concern would be any fresh paint I use, I don't want to rub off on my freshly painted deck
, or new white sails
. As is, you can rub the dinghy and nothing comes off. If I put new paint on there will it make a mess of the deck or sails