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artdice posted 10-29-2001 09:48 AM ET (US)   Profile for artdice   Send Email to artdice  
I've sanded off all the bottom paint and stuff on my 1970 13 ft.epoxyed all the cuts,holes and scrapes that particularly the keel and chines have gotten over the years.What can I do from here to protect and strengthen the bottom particularly the keel and chines?Do you epoxy or polyester resin them? or gel coat these areas?I beach her each day so the bottom is a concern to me.
JFM posted 10-29-2001 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Baby powder! It would all depend on how nice the 13' was before I would go to any extremse. If the boat will be in the water, use West epoxy on keal and chines, gel coat over water line, bottom paint below water line. My $.02, Jay
bigz posted 10-29-2001 10:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Might suggest Interlux two part white barrier coat (3 to 4 coats) below the warerline, and as Jay said if stored in the water then a hard bottom paint not an ablative -- since you beach her might also go with something called a Keel Guard product which is a plastic shield glued to your keel --
artdice posted 10-29-2001 10:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for artdice  Send Email to artdice     
Thanks,will consider all.

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