I'm not clear as to why it's sounding like you're being "forced" to haul out for an extended period. Though I'll offer up some suggestions about such. But it would be good if you could clarify my/our befuddlement.
Particularly as, generally when doing a survey
, unless there's an obvious problem, a surveyor
doesn't spend 1/2hr looking over a boat's underwater bits. So that too raises a question for me, as to the (true necessity) for you to be out of the water for long.
More info would be helpful here.
That said; if you Have To be out of the water for an extended period, here's...
Have a SERIOUS chat with your insurance
company. Asking them where they want you to take your boat to have all of your new, now non-viable, paint
, professionally stripped off. And your bottom then re-coated at their expense. Because of what their current
directives will do to your new anti-fouling
Including, showing them the recipts & tech specs for the paint
which you just recently applied, & that their mandated extensive haulout, will ruin. And also, don't be shy about adding in the costs of; all off the consumables used, yard time, protective equipment
, hours of labor at $50+ per (as a minimum), etc., etc.
Bottom jobs ain't cheap
, nor just about the cost of the paint. And $ is a language which they understand.
Plus, you might do a little "fishing" in the local cruising community for an attorney to pen something regarding the above, for the price
of a few bottles of rum
And while I hate to suggest using such means (faux hiring a lawyer), it's a language that the insurance
company is likely to understand.
Find/buy some kind of (disposable) cheap
cloth, with which to wrap the hull
& foils. And then wet the cloth frequently.
It's far from ideal, but it'll help to keep moisture on things a lot longer. More so than just wetting down the bare hull
Then, just prior to re-launching, give the hull a light sanding
, to expose some fresh paint. And or, a light sanding
, followed by 1 new coat of the same paint which is already on there.
This thought is purely theoretical. But what if you were to put a couple of coats of some other paint on top of your new anti-fouling (something in another color). In order to seal it off from the air completely. And then, just prior to relaunching, sand off said "sealer coat". Thus re-exposing your active, anti-fouling agent.
That, or put a couple of coats of antifouling on top of that which you recently applied. Using a paint which isn't sensitive to being hauled out (using a different colored paint for this). Or one that's not nearly as sensitive anyway.
As there are definitely some paints which meet said criteria. The only catch really, is making sure that they're compatible with that which you have on there already.
But regardless of which of the 2 choices that you pick, I'd imagine that they'll give you a bit of wiggle room, in terms of how long you're on the hard
for, & still maintaining the viability of your recent bottom job.
PS: Now would be a good time to be reading the fine print in your insurance policy (SIC).