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Bottom paint for F32

Postby johnfreed0 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:30 pm

I'm having the bottom painted on my F32... maybe. If the total price is too high, I going to do it myself. Does anyone know the surface area below the waterline for an F32?

It would also be instructive to know how much of what paint it took to do the bottom of an F32. If will probably change since we can use really NASTY bottom paint down here compared to what's allowed in the states... go figure.

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Re: Bottom paint for F32

Postby Rick Simonds » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:58 pm

My shoal draft Hoyt 32 uses 7 quarts for 2 full coats everywhere and 3 coats on the waterline and leading edges of the rudder and keel. (I use Pettit Trinidad. It works great in the Gulf of Mexico.)
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Re: Bottom paint for F32

Postby tomwales » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:46 am

Painting your own bottom will cost significantly less than what a yard will charge. You'll want to prepare the surface properly. Usually a thorough powerwashing will suffice. However, if you're thinking of using a multi-year paint over a soft or annual paint, you'll most likely need to sand. I would figure about a gallon per coat.
I used a multi-year last year for the first time and will report on it's effectiveness when I have the boat hauled this fall.
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Re: Bottom paint for F32

Postby Teke's Pride » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:00 pm

tomwales wrote:Painting your own bottom will cost significantly less than what a yard will charge. You'll want to prepare the surface properly. Usually a thorough powerwashing will suffice. However, if you're thinking of using a multi-year paint over a soft or annual paint, you'll most likely need to sand. I would figure about a gallon per coat.
I used a multi-year last year for the first time and will report on it's effectiveness when I have the boat hauled this fall.


So, how did it do?

I need to paint the bottom of my F21 ASAP and am looking for the best product to use. I race and cruise on freshwater but I want to be able to trailer to the coast to visit family in Florida or maybe even enter the Dolphin Island Race this spring on Mobile Bay.

Does anyone have experience with, VC17, Micron Extra, or Regatta?
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Re: Bottom paint for F32

Postby GeoffSchultz » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:37 pm

I've used Micron Extra for the past 2 years and have been very happy with the results. When I pulled the boat this fall, there was no growth and I won't need to re-coat next year.

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Re: Bottom paint for F32

Postby hxschiller » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:36 pm

I've had very good results and longevity with Trinidad SR in the brackish waters in Eastern North Carolina. Herm
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Re: Bottom paint for F32

Postby AlanK » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:31 pm

I have used Micron Extra for a number of years. In Boston Harbor in an area with a lot of slime growth the bottom does collect some slime. This is very easy to brush off and sailing especially with any wave action washes it all off so its clearly not adhering well. Lasts 2-3 seasons with minor touch ups.
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Re: Bottom paint for F32

Postby drcscruggs » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:09 pm

FWIW,
I wish I had read this post before I applied bottom paint to my boat. I put 2 nice coats of Trinidad paint on my boat. I ordered 3 gallons as I read on line that 2 gallons was necessary and maybe needed a quart or more. Hence 3 gallons. I did not need more than about 7 quarts (less than 2 gallons). I have almost enough for a second bottom job.
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