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Re: Workboat vs Yacht Finish

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What is your bottom paint?
2 x International epoxy primer/2 x International Perfection undercoat/2 x International Perfection 2 pack polyurethane topcoat - undercoat and topcoat rolled and tipped.
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Re: Workboat vs Yacht Finish

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Jaysen wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:30 pm Jut to argue with OQ…

You see and “live” on the inside. Most of the dirt and blood and stick will be in the inside. Finish the inside and use best paint you can stomach to make cleaning easy.

Outside hits crap. Docks, rocks, oysters, mud, sand, other boats, neighborhood reprobates… make that workboat since you will inevitably do touchups on the regular. Might as well accept that “shiney boats don’t get much use” is mostly true.

You also feel less bad smashing a workboat hull into a dock than a 300hr fairing and paint job.
I think this is the direction I’m headed, workboat exterior and something between workboat and yacht for the interior. Basically I want a boat I can use and not worry about but I also want to be proud to show it off.

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Re: Workboat vs Yacht Finish

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I actually faired the outside of my boat more than the inside. I don't sit at the dock so the sides don't get too much punishment. The bottom of the boat had slightly better than workboat finish but then I put graphite over it. The exterior sides got the 'best' finish (still no where near yacht). The inside was just a tick above workboat. I figure with all of the boot/foot traffic inside plus fish slime and gear being thrown down and possibly dogs scratching around I wasn't putting in dozens of hours. Even with that it actually looks pretty good IMO. If I can remember I'll upload a pic
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Re: Workboat vs Yacht Finish

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Glass boats in NZ often have a polyester interior lining glued on with contact adhesive on sides and cabin roof.

https://www.burnsco.co.nz/interior-line ... ZZEALw_wcB

It's an option.

For the outside, while I'm not after yacht I want it good enough so people know I cared.

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I aspire to reach the level of finish that makes people think I cared. LOL

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Re: Workboat vs Yacht Finish

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jbo_c wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:15 pm I aspire to reach the level of finish that makes people think I cared. LOL

Jbo
Hahahaha!

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Re: Workboat vs Yacht Finish

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I just put the first primer coat on the hull of my build. I when with the "take a picture of the hull right after rinsing with water" finish. Looks glass smooth.
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Re: Workboat vs Yacht Finish

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Looks good. Hoping to get some runners on mine this weekend if the weather holds.

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