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Old 02-27-2020, 07:22 AM   #1
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Any idea what this runs? I’m considering having the bottom paint removed from my 21 and “re gel coated”.
I know it won’t be cheap but I like this hull and plan to keep it for some time.
This would be a winter project as I don’t intend to have it done this spring/summer/fall.
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:20 AM   #2
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I believe X-Shark did his boat you could ask him.
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:22 AM   #3
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That will take deep pockets.....IF you can find anyone to even do it?


My son and I stripped the bottom paint on our Parker...Chemical stripper.
4 days of duck walking under a hull.....I'd put a price of about $4K on that.


The gellcoat still had some shine.




Now Most would want to media blast it and put a Hard Bottom paint back on it.




For what your asking would involve media blasting........Gellcoating......Blocking the Gellcoat......Then Buffing


All while laying on your back!
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Why, noone looks at the bottom. If it works don't fix it. I have the ugliest 20.6 boat at Sherman Cove. The workers give me a hard time about the way it looks untill I ask them to help me carry the filled ice chests to the truck.
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This is who I used to do a bottom job.

http://www.flatislandboatworks.com/bottom-work
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Old 02-27-2020, 08:32 PM   #6
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I guess the smart thing to do would be to reapply a coat of bottom paint to it.

It has the chalky type on it. I guess I need to do some googling about “reapplying” bottom paint.
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Old 02-28-2020, 09:04 AM   #7
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You have Ablative Bottom Paint.....Nasty stuff on a trailer boat....It's all over the bunks....Jumps on your cloths if you rub up against it.


It's supposed to do that....Kinda like peeling a onion to keep a clean layer.


What you want is a Hard coating.....It doesn't do what Ablative does....Instead it

rely's on a super slick Hard surface.......


This would be better suited to a trailer boat


Thats what you need to research.
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