2015 Summer Haul Out: Part 2
Coating on Propeller & Shaft
|The gray coating on the propeller and shaft looks great--it is Petit's Barnacle Buster. |
I hope it keeps the barnacles off!
Surprise, No Coal Tar Epoxy!
|The boatyard used a 3M brand vinyl ester resin to the fill |
the small voids and pock marks on the bottom.
|Good bottom paint like Petit Ultima SR-60 cost over $200 per gallon, quite a |
bit more than your average household paint. The high cost is due to the
high copper content and the biocides in the paint.
|The first coat of bottom paint was applied while dodging rain drops. There is some wax |
along the waterline (white deposit) which must be removed before adding the
second coat of bottom paint. The paint color is a much darker green.