I'm going to have to repaint my hull
this spring and I think I'm going to use Pettit Hydrocoat. I'll be the first one to tell you all that I know very little about bottom paint
but I really like the idea of a water
My Catalina 30
has a bit of a "keel Smile" so I'll be taking a closer look at the keel bolts
but as memory serves they were in good shape. I'm hoping to only have to check the torque and epoxy
glass the "smile".
With that said I have no idea what type of paint
is already on the hull
. It is brown in color and the strange thing is it seems to be textured. I have no idea why you would have a textured paint on the hull of a sailboat. The old paint is loose in spots and the hull underlining the paint looks to be in very good shape. The texture is in the paint not the hull.
So my thinking is sand down the entire hull below the waterline removing as much of the old paint as possible, epoxy
glass the smile area, apply a couple of coats of Pettit Protect 4700/4701 High Build Epoxy Primer and then a couple coats of Hydrocoat. Does this sound like it is the proper way to repaint this hull?
My boat is a Great Lakes
boat so it's only in the water
6 months out of the year and there in no chance it's going to see any saltwater.
Also how would you paint under the cradle
pads? The only way I can think of doing this would be to prep as much of the hull as possible place a jackstand near the cradle
pads, drop the cradle pads and then prep those areas. But man oh man this could take forever to get this job done. Apply a coat of primer, let dry, move the pads, prime under the pads, let dry, move back to the stands apply next coat and repeat if I have to keep moving from the cradle pads to the jackstands after every coat allowing the paint to dry first this could take a week just to apply the paint. I can't have the marina lift
the boat off of the pads every time at $200 a lift
it would break the bank on this project
. Now concider that I live 3 hours away from the boat. Oh my head
is starting to spin.