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completed bottom paint 17 Jul 2007 02:59 #1

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FINALLY! After months, I'm all done with the bottom paint! It started off with power washing off as much paint as I could. Then I used Interprotect's Interstrip product to get most of it off. Finally, the sanding with a 1/4 sheet sander using 80 grit paper to get it smooth to the gel coat. After getting the hull all clean of paint, I used some MarineTex to fill in a couple of deep scratches. I then prepped the hull using Interlux's 202 solvent, and then started with my first coat of primer. I alternated using gray and white so that it was VERY easy to see the spots that were missed. Even though the Interprotect 2000E epoxy primer is expensive, it's easy to work with and well worth the expense IMHO. The ONLY pics I forgot to take was the first coat of ablative paint that I used. The last coat of primer was white. So applying black paint was a blessing. After the black paint came the final coat of blue ablative paint. It was a lot of work, but I feel a great accomplishment knowing that I did the job and that it was done correctly. I am linking my album with the progress and completion of the bottom paint project. I will take more pics tomorrow of the boat w/ the tape taken off. What do you all think?

http://www.baylinerownersclub.org/gallery/album601

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completed bottom paint 17 Jul 2007 03:31 #2

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Looks like that was a lot of work! I like the idea of alternating color of primer...:rolleyes:

Better get her out there and enjoy the rest of the summer!

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completed bottom paint 17 Jul 2007 11:43 #3

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Fantastic job! I hope you didn't annoy the neighbors too much with all the "boat yard" sounds.

When you do the outdrive, try to avoid the touch-up spray paints, they don't hold up (I went as far as sand blasting and used spray paints and it's a mess again). Interlux has better outdrive paints but very limited colors.

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completed bottom paint 17 Jul 2007 11:56 #4

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Looks 100 times better now. It sucks that you have to put so much work into a part of the boat that hardly gets seen when it's in the water :)

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completed bottom paint 17 Jul 2007 12:00 #5

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Wow - nobody can call you lazy!

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completed bottom paint 17 Jul 2007 14:33 #6

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Wow, great job! Lots of work too. You two are amazing! Could you send me a DNA sample? I want to clone you when the time comes that we can do that!

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completed bottom paint 17 Jul 2007 18:08 #7

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Looks wonderful! Great idea alternating colors on the primer.

Doug

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completed bottom paint 20 Jul 2007 03:13 #8

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Just posted 6 more pics of the ENTIRE thing done. Last 6 pics show no tape on the hull and the spots under the keel blocks and boat stands all painted. For some reason, I happen to love the very last pic

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completed bottom paint 20 Jul 2007 14:17 #9

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Denise,

From the pics it looks like you've done a quality job that exceeds that done by many 'pro' yards. It's beautiful!!

You have every reason to be proud of your boat and the quality of your work.

Pete

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completed bottom paint 20 Jul 2007 16:52 #10

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Looks too nice to dunk her!!!

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completed bottom paint 20 Jul 2007 19:13 #11

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sweeeeet!!.....did a good job......:arr arr

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completed bottom paint 20 Jul 2007 21:06 #12

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Clean lines, smooth finish, nice curves, bottom looks good , nice paint job too.

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completed bottom paint 20 Jul 2007 22:04 #13

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Hey, I'll paint your bottom - It'll end up looking like a plasterer's radio though...;)

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completed bottom paint 21 Jul 2007 02:39 #14

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Thanks guys. I gotta tell you, it was a lot of work, but I know it was done right and I am extremely proud of it. Guys tend to laugh when I tell them I've worked on engines and this and that. This time, I have the proof to show 'em!

As of today, I am officially starting a new business - "Denise's Bottom painting & you lose your boat". Yes that's right. You pay me to strip it all down , prime it, paint it, and when it's all said and done, you're going to sign the title of the boat over to me. What do you all think of my business plan?:D

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completed bottom paint 23 Jul 2007 05:38 #15

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So what was the total "out of pocket" expense???????????????

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completed bottom paint 23 Jul 2007 14:36 #16

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4 gallons of Interprotect 2000E @ 59.99 each.
2 gallons of ablative bottom paint @ 99.99 each
1/4 sheet sander: 27.99
pack of 80 grit full sheet sandpaper (which I cut to 1/4 sheets) - I dunno around $10 maybe?
Paint tray $2
10 pack of tray liners $3.50
paint brushes $10
8 mixing tubs @ $.77 each
painter's tape $2
gallon of acetone $12
gallon of mineral spirts $10

I BELIEVE that's about everything for this project. Add it all up and it comes to $523.59 total -- but wait, there's more!!!!!! NEW YORK STATE SALES TAX!!!!!!! Yes siree, add on that wonderful 8.625% ($45.30) and the total goes to: TADA FOUR HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS. LOL

All in all, spending almost $570 to do this was well worth it. First, I know the job was done right. Secondly, I know my bottom is protected against water seepage and blisters. Third, I know I have a smooth bottom which will definitely help me with fuel economy over the long run. Does anyone wanna take a guess as to how much you think I'll save on fuel? Sure, we all "know" that we'll save on fuel, but, does anyone know how to figure out how much??

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completed bottom paint 23 Jul 2007 16:08 #17

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completed bottom paint 24 Jul 2007 02:13 #18

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There's a better line in that last post


"Third, I know I have a smooth bottom"

You're slipping :arr

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completed bottom paint 01 Aug 2007 00:28 #19

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Great Job can you tell me how you got the boat off the trailer I'm ready to paint my 2750 and It would be much easier if boat was off trailer.

Thanks

Jon

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completed bottom paint 01 Aug 2007 02:29 #20

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Hey John. Got any pics of your 2750? What year etc? There are several of us here that have them.

I lifted mine up the hard way. Hydraulic jack under the center stern. Cinder blocks with 2x6s on top on each side on the aft end, then use the jack to lift the middle/bow up off the trailer, move trailer little by little out from under, having to move my jack and block untill the trailer is clear.

but that's just me....:D

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completed bottom paint 03 Aug 2007 14:49 #21

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too bad it wont stay that nice looking forever. great job

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completed bottom paint 04 Aug 2007 10:05 #22

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Waz, are you saying that gravity will take hold in time. Has had no affect yet.:)

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completed bottom paint 08 Aug 2007 10:18 #23

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Awesome job!!! I can see why you are so proud of yourself. ANYONE would be proud of that job!!

Whats next??? Hopefully it'll be time to get it wet.

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