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joem posted 01-27-2002 02:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for joem   Send Email to joem  
I am now embarking on my journey of bottom painting.
1. I am going to stand the boat up to a tree by the use of a come along and work on it that way. I am taking the drain pipe out before I do this will it help in draining anymore water out that may be left in the hull.

2. My question about bottom paint is this should I just paint with anti-fouling even though the boat is trailered and if so which one should I use. I was told one that is very high in copper? I don't have a clue any and all help is greatly appreciated.


jimp posted 01-27-2002 03:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
Joe -

For Q#1, for 15 years we always used to lean our '63 13' Sport against a telephone pole and work on it there. Used to sand and paint the bottom. Funny how no grass grows there now... Don't understand your drain plug question. For the most part, if you trailer, and your hull is in good shape, you shouldn't have a lot of water in the hull. What year/model?

I trailer also, and have no plans to leave the boat in the water longer than necessary. For Q#2, I use the cheapest anti-fouling I can get and use it as a "color coat". I don't need the anti-fouling qualities, but I do need the color. I've been using the same gallon of paint for the last 4 years on a Revenge 22 (I didn't paint it last year because it still looked fine).


Duncan posted 01-27-2002 05:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duncan  Send Email to Duncan     
Unless you leave it in the water DON'T use ablaitive antiFouling paint. It's unnecessary,expensive,unhealthy to work around and it will rub off from friction with your trailer bunks and will look like crap in very short order.
I did it and have regretted it ever since.
joem posted 01-29-2002 07:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for joem  Send Email to joem     
Duncan that is the question I am asking what paint should I use on the bottom if not anti-fouling. I don't have any Idea.

Part 1 of original question I am replacing the drain tube will water that is in the hull leak out of the boat when I stand it up on the tree if their is any left?


Outraged posted 01-29-2002 10:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Outraged  Send Email to Outraged     
If you want to paint the bottom, and decide to use a topside paint( paint that is normally used for the hull) that is an option but don't expect the bottom to clean up real well if left in the water for any period of time. There are inexpesive bottom paints that are available.I think any bottom paint will tend to rub off on the trailer bunks after repeated loading & unloading. It really boils down to whether you want coverage of the bottomw/paint for extended time in the water& easier cleanup, or a certain color topside paint that you can't find w/bottom paint. Also, I do think you may get some water out of the hull, leaning against the tree, but I think you'd have to give it some time to drain down.

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