Well, in particular for Dunc's non-stick lead keel (hmmm, must investigate the feasibility of a lead frypan...but I digress)....but also for general benefit, though I should start a thread for that.
Yes, an etch primer, if there is such a thing for a boat's bottom
, could be a solution to Dunc's problem, and the folks with aluminium hulls. For my desired boat in steel
, I'm curious as to how to best go about having a good antifoul while preventing anything nasty getting in contact with the steel
. I'm a painter at the moment and had experience with steel construction in the past so I want to avoid having a coating that looks fine on the surface but hides a calamity underneath.
Something else just occured.....can one metalspray lead? Sounds as if the factory were less than diligent in making the keel and passed on a ready-made headache to Mr Ellison, and using composite on rapidly oxidising lead again seems to be risking having it happen again. If one could get the lead itself as fair as possible one would have less need to putty up the thing, with all the expansion fatigue and capillary action and other wonderful things.