I know this topic has been done before, but I was hoping for some thoughts on this particular situation and plan...
I had my hull
peeled down to bare laminate last August in North Carolina
(best boat money
ever spent hiring the pro and his peeler). I spent the first two months washing
down with Ajax and a hard bristle brush twice a week. I then skirted the boat before I left for the winter to prevent any UV damage (tho already having been exposed for two months in late summer). All small blisters/delam zones (few dozen in total) have already been ground out.
Some pics attached below.
Here's my basic plan:
1. Take deep breath of mountain air before return to boatyard living
2. Wash hull laminate a few more times with Ajax and hard bristle brush
3. Fill and fair all divots (patch deeper ones with cloth)
4. Layer on one or two coats of unthickened West System epoxy
5. Layer on many, many coats of Interprotect 2000e in gray and white color
6. First coat of Pettit hard paint
before last coat of 2000e is fully set
7. Drink (1) bottle of scotch
Is there a reason not to go as heavy as is practicable on the number of barrier coats? More chance of cracking? I have a small boat that I have sailed and love and am not overly concerned with cost. More with doing the job right.
I also plan on glassing a layer or two of biaxal cloth along the where the two halves of the hull were originally laid together. Once the gelcoat
was removed, a tiny crack was discovered in this epoxy-like material (going all the way up to into the bilge). This is not a structural problem, but figure why not do this to preclude any future issues?
I also plan on reinforcing the leading edge below the waterline (cutaway full keel) with a few layers of biaxal. Again, why not..while I'm still staring at a bare hull? I had considered even using a V-shaped piece of G10 to lay down and glass in here, but think that might be a bit extreme and difficult to pull off. Kevlar is not a viable option, and biaxal cloth seems the next-best thing to try to make this area as puncture-proof as possible.
Any other suggestions or advice for someone in my position, staring at a bare hull which will hopefully never see the light of day again? Any barrier coating systems about these days that blow 2000e out of the water
? I am not looking for needless work, but am willing to do anything within reason to make her as safe and reliable as possible.
Thank you for your time
EDIT: having trouble with photo
attachments..here's the link to the folder: