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    • #225629
      kalinowski
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      Aloha All:
      It’s that time again and I can’t find the records from our last bottom painting. We keep our 424 ketch in Honolulu and West will probably be the supplier. I would like to use Petit Trinidad SR and, being on an island, I just want to make sure that I have all I need so everything is in the right place at the right time. Can anyone give me an approximate number of gallons that I’ll need. I don’t mind buying more than necessary, I just don’t want to get caught short.

      Thanks!
      Dan Kalinowski
      S/V Jolly Lama #135
      Honolulu

    • #225630
      Pjfuce
      Participant

      hi,

      i have used trinadad Sr the last 2 times i did my bottom always very clean . i leave boat in water all year long up north in summer and in florida for the winter. 3gals and that should give you enough.

      paul
      SV SpellBound #80
      Atlantic Highlands NJ

    • #225631
      RichCarter
      Participant

      I think it depends on your bottom paint. I buy 2 gallons and usually have a half-gallon left.

    • #225633
      Dunphyje
      Participant

      Dan,
      I just put SR on mine last Nov …
      It took just a little over 3 1/2 gal. for two solid coats…
      Thought I could do it with 3 and had to go back and buy another gallon..
      I then foolishly left it out of the water for months and now I have to paint it again..
      With SR you only have 60 days or less to launch.. (putting on soft paint this time..)
      John
      Mela

    • #225635
      Rich Harris
      Participant

      I used Micron CSC and it took about 2-1/2 gallons for two coats plus a third at the bow and waterline

    • #225659
      typhoontye
      Participant

      We use the West Marine Pro product. Goes on nicely. We buy 3 gallons and apply 2 coats, then use what’s left over for extra around the waterline.

      David
      Blue Moon, #189

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