I pulled my rudder
today after 6+hours of drilling and hammering out 3 bolts, while also damaging my bronze rudder
shoe. The geniuses that built my boat thought it would be hilarious to use slotted bolts everywhere
I figure i will cut open the rudder and inspect the welds after seeing some rust stains since haul out
. So far I've just begun sanding
the bottom paint
off and I've noticed maybe my bottom barrier coat is failing but I'm not sure yet.
You can see in the pictures where i've sanded down to bare glass but you can also see a layer of paint
which is crazed and has completely failed in some areas. It actually looks like this may have happen a while ago and the PO's just kept applying bottom paint
This is my 1st experiment
with the bottom paint
so far, can any you with experience tell whats going on from the pics?
Would you sand down the entire bottom and re-apply a new barrier coat? I think I know the answer, but I'm hoping for the best here.