Frequency of hull cleaning/painting

Discussion in 'Sailing Talk' started by warnox, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. warnox

    warnox New Member

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    Hey!

    I have a part share in a 18.6 foot (ex trailer sailer) Lidgard yacht. She is moored 24/7 and over time a decent amount of dirt builds up on the bottom. I would just like to know your opinion on how often I should be taking the boat out of the water to sand/paint the bottom? I can just take it to a low tide beach and give it a clean that way but would like to know if it should be fully taken out and re-painted about once a year.

    I have been told that it only needs to be done once every 3 years but I'm not too sure if this is correct. Any advice welcome.

    Thank you,




    Gregor
     
  2. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    Does it have ablative paint on the bottom? It should, and every three years sounds about right unless the cleaning is taking off a low quality paint faster.
     
  3. warnox

    warnox New Member

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    Hi again!

    Last summer 3 layers of paint (antifouling) were applied when it was out of the water.

    Cool, thanks for your help. I guess just a clean this summer should be fine!




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