Hi. Sorry I was too exhausted yesterday to call my catamaran
expert friend and ask about your vessel. Well, you have just about all the information you need thanks to the wide experience of the good folks here.
I havenít tried the Awlgrip primer but Jedi is usually correct and often more on the cutting edge of technology. Iím still in zinc chromate. Nasty stuff.
Anodizing a small part is definitely great. Benz is very correct. Do all your welding, drilling, tapping, first. Clean the welds up as nice as possible.
I love Tef-Gel. If you are going to anodize, ask them before using the Tef-Gel.
We have some powder coated deck
chairs. Chips and peels on the feet. Not perfect but they look ok from 10 feet. I donít know about vinyl. Bare is fine.
There was a guy who put some type of clear coat on his mast
but I lost
the page. Pretty but maybe hot to handle. The only reason I paint
my decks is heat from the sun. Nice boat
. One last caution about bowsprit
. I built a custom Bruce King. Added a 4 foot bowsprit. Laminated clear Douglas fir. Ballistic all bronze
mounting to deck
. Snapped off at stem because tip of bowsprit nosed under the anchor
the rig. I still love bowsprits.
Happy trails to you. Mark, a still building manatee