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Old 16-09-2015, 19:28   #46
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Re: The 200 Millionaire: Buy a boat for 4738 + live on board with monthly 375

Sailorchic, I found an old gallon can of Trinidad at my sailing club, must have been at least four years old, according to the Commodore. Sure, you can have it. I spent about an hour with an electric drill paddle and a stir stick and adding a little paint thinner. Looked as good as the two gallons I bought and went on just as well.
Just to be safe I used it on the second coat, not the first.
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Old 17-09-2015, 19:25   #47
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Of course I need to get the bottom painted sometime real soon now. It's 6 years now since the last haul out. I'm hoping to haul next spring, assuming the money fairy pays me a visit sometime.
Have yet to do this to either of my yachts, but then I've only been aboard for a little over 4 years. I go around them in the dinghy every 6 months with a paint scraper on a broomstick, it seems to get the worst off. If I were actually on the move nothing much would accumulate under there.

Considering the efficiacy of the new "environmentally friendly" antifouls - which need to be redone annually - it seems to me to be a waste of time and money anyhow. The only effective ones left have copper in them, which I can't use on a ferro due to electrolysis. Maybe for a cruiser it's irrelevant, we're in no hurry and can afford a little hull drag.

I also resent having to pay some yard to haul me out, then gouge me for pressure wash &/or soda blasting services that I don't want, in the name of "environmental protection." This crap came from the ocean, so returning it there can't cause any issues. One yacht is a bilge keeler that will sit happily upright on a beach, but woe betide me if I pull out a scraper and give it a once over. Careening is a lost art, and even New Zealand - which has free tidal cleaning bays all over the place - has now stopped their use.

Madness I tell you, utter madness.
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Have yet to do this to either of my yachts, but then I've only been aboard for a little over 4 years. I go around them in the dinghy every 6 months with a paint scraper on a broomstick, it seems to get the worst off. If I were actually on the move nothing much would accumulate under there.

Considering the efficiacy of the new "environmentally friendly" antifouls - which need to be redone annually - it seems to me to be a waste of time and money anyhow. The only effective ones left have copper in them, which I can't use on a ferro due to electrolysis. Maybe for a cruiser it's irrelevant, we're in no hurry and can afford a little hull drag.
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In the summer months I swim and pretty much every day will hit a spot here or there on the boat. I'm down to the old paint in places but as no major hard growth, I call it pretty good.

Yes more and more restrictions and costs everywhere.
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