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Whaler4me posted 11-07-2001 11:17 AM ET (US)   Profile for Whaler4me   Send Email to Whaler4me  
For all you whaler owners who keep their boats in the water, what height above the water line does your anti-fouling paint rise?

Mine is about 1-1/2" above the water line and I constantly have to scrub the scum line from around the hull. Are there any remedies to this, ie a boot stripe, or something else??

Bigshot posted 11-07-2001 11:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
If you are in rough water it will do that more. You can raise the paint but then it looks stupid. My paint is about 1/2-1" above. It gets a little scummy but nothing a little Marykates won't cure in 10 seconds.
andygere posted 11-07-2001 01:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
My paint line is 1" above the water line. I'm in the "quiet" end of the harbor, so it's not much of a problem. I give it a gentle scrub with a gong brush every other week. I do have a 3/4" red tape stripe to set off the blue bottom paint. I like the way it looks.
Bigshot posted 11-07-2001 03:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Bootstripes always look classy. I have toyed with the idea on mine but have not decided yet. Can always peel it off.

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