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    Hi Guys,

    I need to bottom paint, but I need to be able to paint and put the boat in the water approx 2-3 weeks after it's painted. I know that most of the bottom paint instructions that I have read say the 12 to 16 or 24 to 48 hours to launch. Does anyone know of any decent bottom paint that I can use that I can go with that will allow me at least a 1 eek to 2 week window. I am confused because there are paints that work from year to year when you skip a year painting the bottom and they still work, correct? Or am I missing something here? Anyone? Please?

    Thanks

    Ed

    #2
    If using Interlux ultra hard type bottom paint you can launch the next day, this is solvent based paint, it is the best if you follow instructions. look the paint up on Interlux or Yacht paint. You may be refering to water based paint, not on my boat!

    And you can leave this paint out of water over winter.
    Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

    Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
    Twin 350 GM power
    Located in Seward, AK
    Retired marine surveyor

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      #3
      boatworkfl wrote:
      If using Interlux ultra hard type bottom paint you can launch the next day, this is solvent based paint, it is the best if you follow instructions. look the paint up on Interlux or Yacht paint. You may be refering to water based paint, not on my boat!

      And you can leave this paint out of water over winter.
      I think he is looking for paint that can stay out longer, not the next day deal.

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        #4
        My can said the same but it has always been weeks before ti went in the water if that is the question.

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          #5
          boatworkfl wrote:
          If using Interlux ultra hard type bottom paint you can launch the next day, this is solvent based paint, it is the best if you follow instructions. look the paint up on Interlux or Yacht paint. You may be refering to water based paint, not on my boat!

          And you can leave this paint out of water over winter.
          we used this same paint last week doing our entire bottom.. we sanded off all the old crap, and then rubbed her down with acetone to get the dust off.. then painted the entire bottom.. we pulled her on a thursday afternoon and Christianed her back in the ocean Monday.. the paint was dry and she looks awesome... I posted pics of it...

          the interlux is a wee bit more, BUT worth every dime

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            #6
            RinnyBeth wrote:
            we used this same paint last week doing our entire bottom.. we sanded off all the old crap, and then rubbed her down with acetone to get the dust off.. then painted the entire bottom.. we pulled her on a thursday afternoon and Christianed her back in the ocean Monday.. the paint was dry and she looks awesome... I posted pics of it...

            the interlux is a wee bit more, BUT worth every dime
            Thumbs up, +1 I can make this interlux ultra last upwards of 5-6 years depending on how much actual motoring you do, follow the directions, sand and remove all scum, 2 coats not thinned and stired well, and a third on the keel, bow, and sides/chine, It works. Paint 1 coat over a poorly sanded hull and then paint it next year.
            Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

            Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
            Twin 350 GM power
            Located in Seward, AK
            Retired marine surveyor

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              #7
              Hi Guys,

              My question really is that I want to paint the bottom but I cant get her in the water after it's painted for about 2, maybe 3 weeks. Is there any particular paint or does it not matter that I could use since it will not be launcched right away after it's painted?

              Thanks

              Ed

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                #8
                Electriceddie wrote:
                Hi Guys,

                My question really is that I want to paint the bottom but I cant get her in the water after it's painted for about 2, maybe 3 weeks. Is there any particular paint or does it not matter that I could use since it will not be launcched right away after it's painted?

                Thanks

                Ed
                Interlux Ultra, we do it all the time in Alaska, this paint can be in dry dock for 6 months and it stays on. Be sure it is compatable with your existing paint.

                http://www.yachtpaint.com/usa/diy/pr...th-biolux.aspx
                Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                Twin 350 GM power
                Located in Seward, AK
                Retired marine surveyor

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                  #9
                  So are you all saying the bottom paint is supposed to be put in the water within 24-48 hrs so it cures properly?

                  Or it needs to cure for 24-48 hrs before you splash it?

                  :tinhat

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                    #10
                    Eddie

                    I think Pettit Hydrocoat suits your need.

                    I have used this for years with good result. Powerboat Reports rated it a "best buy" several years ago.

                    ------

                    Hydrocoat is the most advanced water-based, ablative antifouling available. Itoffers exceptional multi-season protection against all types of fouling.Hydrocoat's innovative technology replaces the harsh solvents found in mostbottom paints with water, resulting in an easier application and clean up, withno heavy solvent smell. Hydrocoat's ablative surface wears away with use,exposing fresh biocides while eliminating paint build up and the need forsanding. The low-odor formula is so environmentally friendly, it exceeds eventhe most stringent air pollution regulations. Hydrocoat withstands frequenttrailering, beaching, and launching. Its unique formula allows unlimited dry time to launch, so you
                    can paint in the fall or winter.


                    Jim McNeely
                    New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                    Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                    Brighton, Michigan USA
                    MMSI # 367393410

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                      #11
                      Hydrocoat Application

                      METHOD: Brush, roller, airless or conventionalspray.



                      NUMBER OF COATS: 2 minimum with additional
                      coat at waterline recommended.



                      DRY FILM THICKNESS PER COAT: 1.5 mils
                      (3.75 wet mils)



                      APPLICATION TEMP: 50┬░ F. Min. / 90┬░F.

                      Max.
                      DRY TIME* (HOURS):To Touch To Recoat To Launch

                      90┬░F 1/4 1-1/2 12

                      70┬░F 1/2 3 16

                      50┬░F 1 6 48

                      *The above dry times are minimums. Hydrocoatmay be recoated after the minimum time shown.

                      There is no maximum dry time before launching.



                      THINNER: Water



                      Jim McNeely
                      New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                      Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                      Brighton, Michigan USA
                      MMSI # 367393410

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                        #12
                        Hi Guys,

                        I was reading the specs on the Interlux Ultra and it says 2 coats but also a specific thinner to use too thin it out. My question is, if you need to add 2 coats why would you thin the paint in the first place? What would be a reason to thin the paint in the first place?

                        Thanks

                        Ed

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                          #13
                          Electriceddie wrote:
                          Hi Guys,

                          I was reading the specs on the Interlux Ultra and it says 2 coats but also a specific thinner to use too thin it out. My question is, if you need to add 2 coats why would you thin the paint in the first place? What would be a reason to thin the paint in the first place?

                          Thanks

                          Ed
                          we didnt thin ours out.. we bought the top of the line gallon.. sucker was 385 each... no thinning needed.. went on real good, still have some in my hair, hands and nails... and the kids too

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                            #14
                            Electriceddie wrote:
                            Hi Guys,

                            I was reading the specs on the Interlux Ultra and it says 2 coats but also a specific thinner to use too thin it out. My question is, if you need to add 2 coats why would you thin the paint in the first place? What would be a reason to thin the paint in the first place?

                            Thanks

                            Ed
                            If you spray paint you must thin it, I only use a roller andthen brush where needed. The specs are: 2 coats over all, then a third coat on the keel, then the bow, then the chine up, basicly the heaviest wear points get a 3rd coat. Prep. if the key to a long lasting paint job.
                            Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                            Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                            Twin 350 GM power
                            Located in Seward, AK
                            Retired marine surveyor

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                              #15
                              RinnyBeth wrote:
                              we didnt thin ours out.. we bought the top of the line gallon.. sucker was 385 each... no thinning needed.. went on real good, still have some in my hair, hands and nails... and the kids too
                              Get yourself an account with Fisheries supply, you will save, $196, dealers get even more, $157.42. You paid $19.00 under curent retail, plus tax if any. Shipping is an issue, but not that much if you plan ahead. 2 gal for 2 coats + 1 1/2 gal for sides, save the rest for touch ups in 4 to 6 years, Alaska.
                              Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                              Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                              Twin 350 GM power
                              Located in Seward, AK
                              Retired marine surveyor

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