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Old 28-02-2015, 18:46   #1
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Touching up anti-foul while in the water

The mooring buoys here in the BVI's have done a few small bits of damage to our newly redone anti foul. Just little scrapes and scratches.

Is there anything I can do about this while the boat is in the water? I just want o touch these little areas up. Would a quick roll under the water with some anti foul work?

Or some other method out there?

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Would a quick roll under the water with some anti foul work?

Or some other method out there?
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Old 28-02-2015, 22:03   #4
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I haul out annually to inspect the hull and running gear for any touch-up/treatment necessary. Every other year this includes new bottom paint on the entire hull bottom.
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I haul out annually to inspect the hull and running gear for any touch-up/treatment necessary. Every other year this includes new bottom paint on the entire hull bottom.
Just park her on a sand bank periodically and touch-up at low tide.

Oh wait - you only have one hull, don't you
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big tides once you get through the canal on the pacific side,you could dry out along side or on the beach in las perlas
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Just park her on a sand bank periodically and touch-up at low tide.

Oh wait - you only have one hull, don't you
Only need one.

Tie up to a tide jetty and touch it up as soon as the water regresses enough. That should give you long enough to do a quick touch up.
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Only need one.

Tie up to a tide jetty and touch it up as soon as the water regresses enough. That should give you long enough to do a quick touch up.
So, with only one hull, you also need to have a jetty. Kinda like a crutch?
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So, with only one hull, you also need to have a jetty. Kinda like a crutch?
Yes! kinda.. the weight of the boat sits on sea floor. The jetty simply stops the boat leaning too far in either direction.
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Tie up alongside somewhere... get one of your masthead halyards and lengthen it with some line then use it to haul your mast toward the jetty... this should allow you to touch up the top 6-9 inches from the dinghy.. turn boat round and repeat
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Re: Touching up anti-foul while in the water

How far under water?

If not far, perhaps you could you get as much weight out of the bow and more weight aft, and this might raise the bow enough to expose where you need to paint.

If your fuel tank is aft, fill it up. Assuming water tanks are not aft, empty them, or better, pump the water into containers aft. Find a calm anchorage and lower all of your ground tackle.
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Re: Touching up anti-foul while in the water

Hah, some great ideas here.
I'm going to try them all!

The area I most want to get fixed is right on the water line so the tanks idea should work.

The other bit was on the keel. Not sure I'm getting that out of the water without a knockdown.



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Tie up alongside somewhere... get one of your masthead halyards and lengthen it with some line then use it to haul your mast toward the jetty... this should allow you to touch up the top 6-9 inches from the dinghy.. turn boat round and repeat
This worked for me repairing a scuffed waterline stripe in the marina... Tied the bow and stern at the center line with a very loose line midships so I didn't lift my finger. I tied my halyard to the neighboring finger and painted from my finger.
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Its called 'careening' Lots of photos here. https://www.google.com/search?q=care...Q&ved=0CB0QsAQ

If you can tie up to a pier with a suitable bottom it might work for you. Some places are set up with timbers on the bottom. Works best with a long keel. Not so easy on a fin.
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Re: Touching up anti-foul while in the water

If you can borrow a few wheelie bins, place them on deck in the right spot and then use your deckwash pump to fill them you will have a fair bit of weight. I used four right in the bow when some abrasive blasting was needed on the stern waterline.
If you get a child's kickboard or something and float it alongside the hull where you want to paint, it will help stop ripples from splashing against the wet paint.

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