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Offline Markshoreline

LiLi's bottom paint
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:55:38 AM »
I put LiLi in the water in June and just pulled her out a week ago- over 7 months in the water- the hull had mostly slime with a couple of barnacles and mussels on the transom, the planing areas of the hull must be unfriendly surfaces to attach to.  She didn't have a single blister,  Arimas have good hulls.  The guy who did the job said that if it had been blistered he'd recommend epoxy over the repaired bottom but if the bottom was sound, as LiLi is then it just needs to be cleaned and scuffed it good and apply the bottom paint.  We used SeaHawke Antifouling.  He did 4 coats on the wear areas like the keel and chines and two on the rest- a 19 foot boat takes a gallon.

I was fortunate to find George who does mobile boat work including fiberglass, wood, mechanical etc.  He's a great guy, honest and a genuine bargain for excellent work.  He  will do bottom paint on the trailer at your home, but the marina hauled, pressure washed and blocked the boat in their yard so that was easiest for me.

Here are a few before and after pics:
The pressure washed shows the slime buildup where the lift straps prevented the pressure washer from removing it.
The polished hull pic shows the bottom paint.
There's a guy.... shows he draping and sealing to contain any debris from polluting the water.
Ready to go is the prettiest (and smallest) boat in the marina!

Cheers,
Mark
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Re: LiLi's bottom paint
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 07:19:00 AM »
Sweet.   :bowdown: :applause:

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Re: LiLi's bottom paint
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 03:49:25 PM »
Mark,
Nice Boat!!!
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Re: LiLi's bottom paint
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 04:06:41 PM »
Dang! Looks good...
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: LiLi's bottom paint
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 10:21:25 PM »
I'm thinking that the two extra feet of length on the 19 keeps the back end from sinking quite so much from all the weight of the 4stroke, the batteries and the 48 gallon tank back there.  If you look at the pressure wash pic, the slime towards the transom is pretty low on the hull.  The black paint didn't go very high up on the sides.
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Re: LiLi's bottom paint
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 06:23:03 PM »
Mark

You have a very nice Hull! :bowdown:



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Re: LiLi's bottom paint
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 07:30:38 PM »
Mark,
Who is your mobile guy?
Thanks,
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Re: LiLi's bottom paint
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 06:42:25 AM »
Looks fantastic Mark, seeing your boat gets me excited about getting my 89' Sea Ranger. :dance:
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Re: LiLi's bottom paint
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2012, 11:16:01 AM »
For the good of our ABOG order, there is a good lesson here....although I couldn't quite tell from your photos..for others intending to do their bottom paint, boat should be in the water, loaded with normal gear fuel etc....then take a sharpie marker and measure up a couple of inches from the water line, place a mark on the transom and along sides to note where you want your bottom paint. respectfully submitted, JW
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Re: LiLi's bottom paint
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2012, 05:27:38 AM »
Yes, the sharpie method will work.  My method of leaving the boat in the water for 7 months made a pretty good line as well  :biggrin:

The guy who did my work is George, with Boat Stuff.  206 372 0487.  He'll give you a discount if you mention our forum, as I told him about our little group and he likes the Arimas.

Mark
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