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Bottom paint

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  1. thwilson

    thwilson

    Joined Jul 6, 2010
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Bainbridge Island, WA
    Looking for suggestions on brand/type of bottom paint for Catalins 30. Will one gallon be enough. I’m located in the Seattle area.
    Thank, Tom
     


  2. Sailm8

    Sailm8

    Joined Feb 21, 2008
    1,470 posts, 154 likes
    Hunter 29.5
    US Punta Gorda
    The paint can will tell you the coverage. I have a 30 foot boat and it takes 2 gallons.
     


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  3. Don S/V ILLusion

    Don S/V ILLusion

    Joined Sep 25, 2008
    4,989 posts, 240 likes
    Alden 50
    US Sarasota, Florida
    My experience is that 2.5 gallons covers a fullkeel 50 ft hull
     


  4. BeachGuy

    BeachGuy

    Joined Jan 21, 2018
    10 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 30
    1620 US Orange Beach, AL
    Just completed by bottom job on a Catalina 30 using Sea Hawk AF-33 Antifouling paint. It took 2 gallons, cans were empty when finished. I hope this helps somebody.
     


  5. Roland5048

    Roland5048

    Joined May 12, 2004
    993 posts, 270 likes
    Hunter Cherubini 30
    US New Port Richey
    The brand/type will depend on your local conditions and use. Talk to other sailors and the yard. Two gallons for a thirty footer should be about right giving you two coats and three at the waterline.
     


  6. Barnacle Bill

    Barnacle Bill

    Joined Jun 9, 2008
    1,509 posts, 35 likes
    - --
    US -Bayfield
    There is a ton of info that has been written on this subject (and a lot by me), so please search the topics in the database. I for one am not going to answer this question everytime some one asks when the answers are all ready out ther.
     


  7. thwilson

    thwilson

    Joined Jul 6, 2010
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Bainbridge Island, WA
    Thanks for your reply. Tom
     


  8. BeachGuy

    BeachGuy

    Joined Jan 21, 2018
    10 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 30
    1620 US Orange Beach, AL
    Tom, remember that a Barnacle will attach itself to any thing that will let it. That's why every once in a while we need to scrape our bottoms to rid ourselves of them. Just scrape it off.
     


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  9. thwilson

    thwilson

    Joined Jul 6, 2010
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Bainbridge Island, WA
    You're right, and they do stick like glue. Thanks, Tom
     



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