Tag Archives: Underwater

From the bottom up

If your boat has been painted too many times you will find that the paint is building up to the point of no return. With too many coats the layer closest to the hull will eventually lose its bond due to the age of the paint and the sheer weight of the paint covering it. We have tried chasing these areas as they pop up and ended up with patchwork bottoms. There is an alternative however. Continue reading

Selecting a bottom paint

One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at the marina is which is the right bottom paint to use. It is also one of the hardest to answer because the proper material to use depends on how you use your boat, where you keep your boat and what you expect to get out of your bottom paint. Such issues as do you frequently have your boat scrubbed by a diver, do you store your boat out of water for long periods and do you keep your boat in an area where marine growth is heavy all come into play when choosing a bottom paint. Continue reading