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  1. El Capitans.. I am having my 264 coated in bottom paint and have narrowed it down between Interlux VC-17 and Pettit Vivid (please no religious debate on whether to paint or not paint) I wet slip in the Milwaukee River from May-Oct. Last season was the first season for the 264 – trailer princess prior. The ‘fresh’ water is HIGHLY-organic and despite regular in-water scrubbing, by Oct the south facing side was covered in a thick coat of green fur. An acid wash later and the fur was gone, minus some minor staining. More concerning, the acid wash revealed a handful of small blister, soo time to lock it down. I have no concerns over sacrificing a mph or two off of top-end, my priority is resistance to fouling, durability & longevity. VC-17 feels like the gold standard to me, Vivid is attractive on account I can color match the hull or to my grey band and mimic the ‘stealth’ option avl on the 2018’s. Again my priority is resistance to fouling, durability & longevity. Thoughts??
  2. My bottom paint requires some TLC.I believe the original owner of the boat prepped and painted it himself and then touched it up as necessary so I think what is necessary is to sand / strip off the old bottom coat, prime / block and then repaint. Does anyone have an idea of what a reasonable price for all this work is? I have a estimate from a guy who will has a lift to take the boat off the trailer, remove the old paint, remove all thru hull fittings and re-calk, remove trim tabs, block, 2 coats primer, 2-3 coats bottom paint and his price is 140 deer / foot. Is this reasonable? The person doing the work has been in the business for 30+ years and provided a list of references so I'm sure I will get a top notch job but I am just wondering if buying a quart of paint from West Marine and touching it up is the way to go.......
  3. urodude

    When To Bottom Paint?

    Bottom paint or wait and if wait, then when?? is the question. Picked-up my first Chap this past fall, an '08 264 Sunesta with less that 70hrs and at a price that would make you think it was stolen. (and at this point, probably best not to ask) It was a two-owner California boat that was just never used and other than preforming a round of basic maintenance, its rock solid. Its now safely home in Mke, tucked away for a warm winter nap in its heated indoor storage and dreaming of warmer days (which, sitting here in 7-degree Jan, feels like forever away). Warmer days will come and when they do, 'Raul' will find its home in a seasonal fresh water wet-slip on the Mke river May thru mid-Oct. Having hardly ever kissing the water, the hull is in pristine condition however I know a season of wet-slipping will certainly change that. I feel like bottom paint is an eventuality but looking for the school of thought on preemptively painting now or do I let it waste away for a season or three and paint it when the pig is in need of a little lipstick?? Excited to be part of the board and looking fwd to your thoughts!