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Old 02-02-2016, 14:25   #1
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Not bottom painting, not anti-fouling for a couple months. Issues?

I'm on an Island in the Hauraki Gulf. There is a winch that could take out my 10m. steel long-keel cutter.
BUT, the new Environmental Safety Law means that no one can do *any* work without the appropriate "shed / protection".
The local yacht club is in the process of erecting.
Because Someone last week got out of the water, promising not to do anything to "foul the environment", then promptly water blasted 2 tonne gunk off, the club is refusing to take ANYONE out.
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The bottom is relatively clean, only being in the water six week.
Yet, there is currently no anti fouling on my bottom.

Also, bottom paint has been rubbed away to the grey primer. No steel is showing.

My question, can I just leave her as is for a couple of months?
Would there be any longer term issues other than simply ' lot more to clean off when she does come out'?
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Re: Not bottom painting, not anti-fouling for a couple months. Issues?

put a primer and hull paint or epoxy so steel doesnt corrode. use antifouling paint later, but protect it.
took a not protected iron keel out the water, didnt prime it, and within months had a half centimeter thick rust coating.
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