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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 06/10/08 - 12:49pm
Author: Randall, M31, Murre
Subject: Bottom Paint Quantity

Murre's being hauled this weekend.

I haven't painted her bum in a number of years and can't remember the paint quantity needs for a 31.

I've only got one gallon of Pettit ablative on hold. The can says it covers 400 square feet, which seems a huge area for one gallon. Does that give me one coat? Two coats?

Thanks in advance.

RR

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[> Paint -- Kathy Campbell Shadow M32, - Tuesday - 06/10/08 - 6:16pm

Hey Randall,
It's been a while since Shadow was painted, but seems one gallon covered the bottom twice.
Yours truly,
Kathy


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[> Great! -- Randall, - Tuesday - 06/10/08 - 8:27pm

Hey thanks Kathy. I'm hoping that's correct, especially given the stuff is $230 a gallon.

How's Shadow?

RR


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[> Just painted -- Craig M31-25 Hibou, - Wednesday - 06/11/08 - 8:59am

We put Hibou back in the water Saturday after a 5 week make-over. One of our projects was painting the bottom; one gallon did the trick with a few drips left.
Updated photos to follow after the rig is tuned and the booms are reinstalled.


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[> Trying a new bottom paint -- craig Parker S/V Ashlinka, - Saturday - 06/14/08 - 4:41am

I know that bottom-paint is often a subject beat to death but I just placed my order for three gallons of Super Ship Bottom paint....I am certainly not trying to plug businesses here but I add specifics for clarity. I have been pulling my hair out on which type and brand of bottom paint to use and have exhaustively searched forums and the internet. I have only used Interlux (with good results) in the past but this time was willing to try something new. I will be happy to pass on my results as I learn them.

-CP


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[> Pettit, Trinidad, SV -- Randall, - Saturday - 06/14/08 - 9:53pm

Trinidad seems to be the favorite in the yard.

One gallon only got me 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 coats though. I used a thinner nap roller than I'm use to and spread the paint as thin as I could. Just couldn't get it all twice.

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On another note, here's a tactic I'm now really proud of.

In 2003 I applied 5 coats of GRAY barrier coat. Over that I layered one coat of RED bottom paint, and then I applied two coats of BLACK bottom paint over that.

Now, when removing layers (and the orbital sander burns through bottom paint quickly), I know to move on when I start seeing RED.

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