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- Deck Hand
- Posts: 69
- Joined: October 2nd, 2014, 1:38 pm
- Vessel Info: 1980 Carver
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After a incredible amount of work scrapping the bottom of the boat by hand with a 2.5 inch scrapper, I would vacuum up the old paint off my driveway with a shop vac., I could not believe how heavy the vacuum had become, I opened it up the first time to find it filled to the top, I repeated the filling and emptying 3 more times before the boat was cleaned off, I captured 128 lbs of old paint it is unknown how much paint I lost as I worked in front of a commercial floor fan blowing on me through out the scrapping process !!
I repainted the bottom of the boat and did all trailer work, the boat was actually capable of being winched 2 feet on the trailer with the new rollers, very happy as it would not move a inch before the rollers were changed! I now wonder if the removal of the very rough thick paint from the bottom will have any effect on my cruise speed, who knows maybe I can get her up to 6.2 MPH!
I know that's a lot of work. Several years ago I also chipped off all the old paint and repainted!!
- Posts: 667
- Joined: July 30th, 2015, 8:15 am
- Vessel Info: 1998 355 AC/MY "Deja Vu"
- Location: Savannah, NY
- Has Liked: 2 times
- Been Liked: 81 times
I'd Rather Be Boating!
1989 Sea Ray Seville
1990's Thompson 22' Cuddy Cabin
1990's 4Winns 245 Vista Cruiser
1980's Thompson 19' Open Bow
- CYO Supporter
- Posts: 476
- Joined: March 28th, 2016, 10:52 pm
- Vessel Info: 1998 Carver 355
Suspicious Fishes !
1990 Proline 17CC
- Location: upper chesapeake bay
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- Been Liked: 91 times
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