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Alaska posted 01-17-2001 03:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for Alaska   Send Email to Alaska  
I always kept my montauk on a trailer and ran her with a clean gell coat bottom. I never bottom painted becouse of the speed loss. My new (to me) outrage however will live in salt water for most of the year. I am painting the hull below the rub rail with Sterling 2-part poly paint. What kind of bottom paint should I use to maintain the most speed?

Craig

dgp posted 01-17-2001 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Interlux VC Offshore!
dfmcintyre posted 01-17-2001 04:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Craig -

I've also heard good comments about the Interlux product.

It's important to make it a smooth application. And after a few years, remove and start over, instead of just constantly applying new over old.

Are you going to apply it right up to the waterline (the classic way), or just follow the rubrail (the easy way)?

Best - Don

Alaska posted 01-18-2001 01:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Alaska  Send Email to Alaska     
That would depend, Don, on how the paint looked when applied. The only bottom paints Ive seen are the sloughing, metal type which dont look good at all when exposed. I have heard of bottom paints that work on a slickness principle where algae can grow on the hull but when you use the boat the growth falls off becouse it cannot get a good enough grip to adhere. I dont know what these paints are called, if they work or how glossy they are when applied over glass. I would like to have a two tone look to the boat with the bullwarks the original gellcoat and the hull below the rubrail a darker color.

Craig

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