Originally Posted by sonyut
Has anyone done this? I'm new to this forum and looking at boats, particularly steel
hulls. If one were to coat the hull
with a strong, durable liner shouldn't that reduce (or almost remove) maintenance
for years to come? We've all seen truck beds lined with these types of coatings and they hold up well after years of beating, so wouldn't the same apply to a boat?
I armored my anchor locker
with Line-x and it has worked beautifully for 6 years. No deterioration that I can see, and a small drip the appliers dropped on the Freeman hatch
without any priming is still there, tough as nails. I have a friend who started a business applying these coatings to small aluminum
boats. Tricky, but the end result stills looks good. If I had to do it over again, I absolutely would have applied it to the insides of the black, gray, and probably potable water tanks
(with another compatible coating over it). The question of whether it would work on a steel hull
is probably unknown, but frankly, I can't see why not. There is an epoxy
coating that can be sprayed over the initial coat that makes it smooth as glass.
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