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Jnag54 posted 09-27-2008 05:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for Jnag54   Send Email to Jnag54  
I was going to paint my bottom for the first time because I am going to keep it in a slip next season.....was planning to get it painted when I bring it yearly maintanance at end of Feb. It will be quite cold then....will that effect the application of the paint?
gorji posted 09-27-2008 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for gorji  Send Email to gorji     
Where are you? What country or state?
wezie posted 09-28-2008 11:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for wezie  Send Email to wezie     
The instructions are on the can. Any deviation from them is just a gamble on your part. To some extent, some paints and mfgs have differing temp ranges, ie, Baltic by interlux generally applies in colder temps.
Remember that at times in the morning the hull is not the same temp as the air, and that needs to be considered.
Good luck!
David1877 posted 09-30-2008 12:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for David1877  Send Email to David1877     
I keep my rigs in lake michigan for the summer. Never used bottom paint and never had a problem.

Maybe I am lucky. Maybe it is a combination of water temp, wax barrier, etc.

Jnag54 posted 09-30-2008 04:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jnag54  Send Email to Jnag54     
I'm on the east cost....NJ. The boat will be in saltwater so it definitly needs paint
bill4tuna posted 09-30-2008 04:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for bill4tuna  Send Email to bill4tuna     
I have the same problem, but in the Pacific Ocean. I am considering the "bottomliner" as an alternative to paint. The reports have been good. If you have any negatives, please share them.

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