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Old 07-12-2011, 19:20   #1
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Hull Maintenance Schedule for Cruising

I am relatively new here and also new to the idea of cruising one day when I retire. I have been sailing for two seasons in a day sailer to get sailing experience for a cruising boat one day.

Okay here is my question: How often is it recommended to sand and re-coat the bottom paint on a liveaboard sailboat that is moored in saltwater full-time?

Also, is there any weekly maintenance like checking for barnacles and debris? And if it is physically demanding, then how to you cope with that after retirement?
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Up to 2yrs...
I use 3 generous coats of ablative paint... (Jotuns)
best way to keep it clean is go sailing every w/end..
Can get strenuous a few minutes an hour if your in a nice sailing area.....
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Re: Hull Maintenance Schedule for Cruising

Q: Okay here is my question: How often is it recommended to sand and re-coat the bottom paint on a liveaboard sailboat that is moored in saltwater full-time?

Also, is there any weekly maintenance like checking for barnacles and debris? And if it is physically demanding, then how to you cope with that after retirement?

A: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ned-72733.html
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