Painting Hull

[?]The previous owner of my Scot (#318) had removed all the hardware and done some excellent hull refurbishing work on this boat. I now need to repaint it. I want to keep it white with possibly a blue antifouling pain on the bottom. Can anyone suggest the best paint for this project? Thank you.

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Everything I have seen on here suggests against anti fouling pai

Everything I have seen on here suggests against anti fouling paint. Sounds like most refinishing is done with an automotive paint. No experience, just from what I have seen on here. FS 1385

I used Awlgrip on the sides of mine.

I used Awlgrip on the sides of mine. Black, of course. [8] FS4830

Mine was also Awlgripped - about 3 years ago - all white and it

Mine was also Awlgripped - about 3 years ago - all white and it still looks new. Byron bj

This is a great question.

This is a great question. As I understand it, it depends on the condition of your hull and how and where you sail it. The boat I had befor my Scot was a Butterfly. After years of wet-sailing she developed blistering. This requires lots of work to get rid of the blisters, dry them out and then seal the fiberglass to keep water from getting at the glass. A few blisters are just cosmetic and not a big deal. You should only need anti-fouling paint if you sail where there is likely to be fouling. Warm salt water is clearly the worst and cold fresh water is the least problematic for fouling. If you keep your boat at a mooring or a dock, fouling and blistering are more of a problem. If you trailer your boat or store it out of the water between outings you probably don't need any bottom paint. If I understand correctly, the folks at FS keep many boats moored with no bottom paint and very little problems. As they are in the business of re-conditioning boats, I'd love to know what they do with old boats. Apply new GelCoat? Recondition/Deblister/Paint the bottom? I'm intrigued with other's experience with AwlGrip. The AwlGrip website states that their standard paint is only for above-the-waterline use. Do folks who use AwlGrip dry-sail or wet-sail their boats? Are you using AwlGrip anti-fouling paint? Frank

Thank you for your suggestions.

Thank you for your suggestions. My husband and I just refurbished a 1992 O'Day Daysailor and used Petit on the deck and Interlux 1-part on the sides above the water line. The Interlux seemed to dry harder. The Petit seemed rubbery when it dried. I wasn't sure if it was a problem with my application or if anyone else found this to be true with these paints. We didn't want to make the same mistake with the Scot. I will look into the Awlgrip brand that was suggested. Incidently, I posted my boat # incorrectly it is Hull #381 not 318, sorry. Thanks, again, for your help. Bonny & Doug Smith

Mine is dry sailed and Awlgripped from the boot strip up.

Mine is dry sailed and Awlgripped from the boot strip up. [8] FS4830

Good site for boat repair tips - http://www.

Good site for boat repair tips - http://www.boatus.com/howto/default.htm Cheers, John Ngulule Customflex #1554

Better URL than the above I posted.

Better URL than the above I posted. http://www.boatus.com/howto/howto_lib.htm Cheers, John Ngulule Customflex #1554

Most of the comments on paint seem to be for topside paint.

Most of the comments on paint seem to be for topside paint. I plan to remove the anitfoul from the bottom next winter and would welcome comments on a good non-anitfoul paint. John McLaughlin Ngulule Customflex #1554

quote:[i]Originally posted by johnrmcl[/i] [br]Most of the comm

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[i]Originally posted by johnrmcl[/i] [br]Most of the comments on paint seem to be for topside paint. I plan to remove the anitfoul from the bottom next winter and would welcome comments on a good non-anitfoul paint. John McLaughlin Ngulule Customflex #1554
Depending on the condition of your boat it might be ok just to remove the bottom paint and the existing gelcoat gives enough protection. Just sand with a very fine (1500 to 2000) sandpaper to finish. Disclaimer: I'm not an expert.

Claus FS5074 Ames, IA

Thought I would try New Glass 2.

Thought I would try New Glass 2. It claims to chemically bond to the gelcoat and makes it look like new. http://www.newglass2.com/ Anybody tried this yet?? FS 1385

I tried the NewGlass2 on my Scot today, There was more damage th

I tried the NewGlass2 on my Scot today, There was more damage than I thought to the hull, but the treatment is well worth the money and gives a shine that is comparable to a'new finish'. I would recommend that you use the stain remover for any stains as they didn't scrub out or even change with Soft Scrub cleanser. It was easy to apply and I am more than satisfied with the results. It does a fair job of covering up scratches -even deep ones-. It doesn't eliminate them but makes them the same color as the gel coat, not that white oxidized color. FS 1385