Originally Posted by dmksails
I had my boat hauled and the bottom painted back in Jan-Feb. The boat was put back in the water in May. Today I had a diver replace the zinc on the propeller
and he noticed a hand-size patch of bottom paint
that flaked off the hull
She's only been in the water for 5 months and only away from the slip twice and never ran into anything. Is this something that the yard should repair?
If not the yard, what are my options for dealing with this?
The yard may have goofed & mixed paints in a manner which is incompatible. Such as applying a hard paint
overtop of an ablative. It's worth finding out what's on there in terms of paints, & if the yard goofed, take it up with them. As you're paint
shouldn't be coming off by any means, this quickly. They also may not have prepped the bottom sufficently for the new paint to adhere well, meaning not sanding
the bottom sufficiently for the paint to have something to grip onto. Which some paints need more roughed up surfaces for good adhesion than do others.