Interlux Interprotect 2000e this weekend, which left her looking brand new. There are some extremely nice boats in the yard that don't look this good right now.
There's still a bit of bottom work left to do, but it will be done by the yard when I launch. I will have them clean up the bottom of the keel, and fix some stress cracks where the hull was oil-canning. They do a fantastic job, and this will minimize a lot of hassle for me.
What's next on the bottom? Through hulls. I have to get the plumbing back in order quickly as it's holding up a bunch of other jobs, as well as cluttering the cabin with parts. Once the fixtures are in place I can apply the two VC-17 coats and call the hull work DONE!
The paint went on very easily. I used a solvent resistant mohair roller. I'd think a foam roller may have been more ideal, but I was working with what the chandlery had on hand that morning and these worked fine. The finish is sort of a flat eggshell, and it just looks fantastic.
On my 27 foot boat each gallon covered approximately 1-1/4 of the hull, and I did 4 coats per the recommendation on the Interlux data sheet. Each coat was ready to re-coat as soon as the prior one was finished, so there was no waiting time for drying. I's say two coats a day is a pretty comfortable rate of effort, but if you are really set up for it and focused it would be possible to do this in a single day.
At the end I have to say I'm very pleased with how the Interprotect went on, and how the boat looks. This was a very rewarding job as it really brought her back to life.
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