Waterline and size are for paint amount

  • July 01, 2019 2:26 PM
    Message # 7724863

    Hi:) My W32, Slow Shoes has had an 8 years long refurbishing party on land!! I am finally closing in to paint her :)

    - I am drawing a new waterline (repaired the area), but my previous waterline was not original. Measurements or any ideas on the whereabouts of the waterline are much appreciated.

    - I also need to calculate the size area of the boat to find the right amount of paint I need. I was hoping someone perhaps has done the calculations?

    The epoxy primer coats that cover the hole boat are ok, but it seems complicated with the 2-part polyurethane paint with different colours/size area on the anti-skid from the rest of the deck plus topsides


  • July 06, 2019 5:26 PM
    Reply # 7766913 on 7724863
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Ylber Gashi wrote:

    Hi:) My W32, Slow Shoes has had an 8 years long refurbishing party on land!! I am finally closing in to paint her :)

    - I am drawing a new waterline (repaired the area), but my previous waterline was not original. Measurements or any ideas on the whereabouts of the waterline are much appreciated.

    - I also need to calculate the size area of the boat to find the right amount of paint I need. I was hoping someone perhaps has done the calculations?

    The epoxy primer coats that cover the hole boat are ok, but it seems complicated with the 2-part polyurethane paint with different colours/size area on the anti-skid from the rest of the deck plus topsides



    Ylber: 

    These are tough questions to answer as each boat can be quite different.. 

    May 2018 - Randy Leasure and I painted Pygmalion a W32 Hull 567 during a haul out. 

    I believe that I used about 1 quart of Brightside Polyurethane White -- single part - along with the thinner to cover the hull with three thin coats.  I would recommend that you also use a primer that will reduce the need for the amount of finish paint... 

    Here is a link to an album of images from my last haul out.  https://photos.app.goo.gl/6OnZFtsp9746Mrlv2

    As for the waterline -- is the original boot stripe in the wrong place? 

    I'll ping a couple of folks who may have better answers ... 

    if you have images that would be fun to see -- they can be attached to your forum posts... 

    Also what is your hull number?  

    Fair winds 

    Jay Bietz



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