Good evening all, I want to start by thanking everyone in advance. As of last weekend I am a first time sailboat owner. I bought a 1974 Pearson
26 as it appears to be a solid, stable, "beginner" boat
. I wanted something big enough for my wife and three little ones. I've sailed with my father in the past but that was in the early 90's!
Anyhow, although the boat
is in remarkably good shape, there are a few things I want to address and I'm trying to lineup a few projects. The first relatively large project
is to refinish the deck paint
. At some point one of the PO's painted the deck
and painted directly over the non skid areas. There are areas now that are flaking up revealing what I can only imagine is the original gelcoat
(aqua colored.) The PO claims that it started doing this when he pressure washed the deck. I'd like to strip/sand everything and start over but my first question is, do marina's generally require you to haul out
boats before sanding/refinishing or can I just do it in its slip? I'll only be touching the deck, the hull
is in good shape.