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RiverRatt -- see my post of Plasteak above. The only con is cost but it's virtually forever so the cost is one time. Very easy to work with. I used a scrap piece in my garden and 20 years later, as good as new under damp, shady conditions. On the boat, it was not harmed by sun
- Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:49 pm
- Forum: Bottom Paint and Preparation
- Topic: Anti-fouling TriLux 33
- Replies: 2
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I think ablative refers to what we'll call normal wear and tear -- pushing thru the water. A power wash blast is something else. I recall getting a power wash annually at haul out and only small bits of paint were removed. For some reason, your paint doesn't appear to be bonding as tightly as it sho...
Here's something I used to do with keel & trim tab zincs: when they were almost half worn, I put them aside and replaced with fresh ones. When the fresh ones wore almost to the halfway point, I would clean them and mount the cleaned old ones -- sort of double zincs -- along with the recently wor...
Is it best to apply anodes when the hull is bare, before any paint is applied? If so, what protects the hull surface under the anodes? Is it just natural Al oxidation? What keeps the hull from pitting under the anodes, esp in salt or brackish water? Sandblast the surface beneath the anodes. Then ta...
- Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:09 pm
- Forum: General Topics
- Topic: Bottom paint recommendation
- Replies: 10
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Just a reminder that when yard finishes sand or soda blasting, they must put first coat of primer on same day... Wait too long (more than a few hrs) and the benefit of sandblasting is lost and the new coatings won't hold long.
My plasteak bowsprit held up for years with no maintenance and always looked like new (was still going strong when I sold it). With more energy for a project, I would have covered rear deck with it. Mine was T&G (tongue and groove) - no glue. For the rear deck I would have used some kind of mfr-...
That is very good performance - 29 mph at 4,000 with a lot of wind resistance up top and extra weight below. We had a similar boat with 318's, same props and trans and settled for 24mph at best.
- Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:30 pm
- Forum: For Sale or Wanted
- Topic: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan
- Replies: 15
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Concur with Rockit on the surveyor. One hired by you, not the seller. And one who has confirmed experience w/aluminum boats. Most of what you've described about the boat is cosmetics, even the wood finish problems which obviously the result of leaks that can be relatively easily repaired. The survey...