painting the bottom

my scott is in desperate need of a face lift. i need to repaint the entire boat and do some fiberglass repair aft of the cockpit where the fiberglass as delaminated from the balsa core. I know how to do the paint and repairing but i was wonder what is the easiest way to work on the bottom of the boat as well as what paint people would reccomend for under the water line. i do not race it and i keep it on a trailor. thanks. B. Reed FS 1078

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Hi Have a look at my web site : www3.

Hi Have a look at my web site : www3.sympatico.ca/dompou It's in french but take your time and navigate throught it, you will see a lot of pictures that may be usefull for you Good luck Robert
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[i]Originally posted by penguin1[/i] [br]my scott is in desperate need of a face lift. i need to repaint the entire boat and do some fiberglass repair aft of the cockpit where the fiberglass as delaminated from the balsa core. I know how to do the paint and repairing but i was wonder what is the easiest way to work on the bottom of the boat as well as what paint people would reccomend for under the water line. i do not race it and i keep it on a trailor. thanks. B. Reed FS 1078

I slid my boat off the trailer and rolled it on it's side to coa

I slid my boat off the trailer and rolled it on it's side to coat the bottom with NewGlass2. It worked well to make it shiny as glass.I then put it back on the trailer to do the sides. Much easier than painting. FS 1385

thank you both for the help.

thank you both for the help. the pictures from the website were very helpful. B. Reed FS 1078

I painted our Scot last year with Signature finish.

I painted our Scot last year with Signature finish. www.signaturefinish.com I have no affiliation with them other than I love their products. The paint is a two part polyurethane designed to rolled on. The stuff is tough. The application is straightforward. Their literature says that three coats is will do it. Most times I take four. Each coat of the Scot hull takes about an hour using two people. One person rolls the paint on while the other rolls out with a nearly dry roller. I prefer to very lightly sand with 320 wet between coats. Sanding the hull this way takes less than 30 minutes. The last coat looks great as is, but I usually sand with 1200 wet then buff with a 3M Rubbing compound to achieve an automotive finish. As with all painting, careful preparation is everything. Plan on painting outside. I turned the boat over to paint. I put a nonskid surface on the entire deck. I didn't like the Scot's slick deck. Nonskid is safer with less glare. Most people think the hull looks great, but they really love the deck. Best of all it is one coat with less surface prep. Use a 50-50 mix of coarse/fine grit added to the paint. If you have questions,let me know. P.S. Tom Fabula at Signature is great to work with. He will match any color sample you send him. We used a Benjamin Moore paint sample.