Saturday, August 9, 2008

Getting blasted.......

One subject that strikes fear into the heart of most boat owners is the term "hull blisters" also knows as "boat pox". Whitby's have little or no history of such a problem but it pays to take precautions. Painting on a barrier coat before applying anti-fouling is one such option. The fact that the hull had been dried for such a long time made this an ideal opportunity to do this.

First the old anti-fouling had to come off. Wet sandblasting is a good way to do this as long as the operator know what he is doing and avoids damaging the underlying gel coat. It all worked extremely well.

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