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Re: paint or varnish
Posted by Lloyd on Oct 2, 2004
I did neither on the 17LT and 16LT I just finished. Rather I covered the keel panels, and an inch of the shear panels, with epoxy and graphite powder. This I had first seen on boats I tried out at the Pygmy showroom.
My 17LT has just been dragged up on a few beaches in the San Juan Islands and this mixture seems to hold up.
Also it is easy to patch and the black is below the waterline, only showing when it is out of the water.
UV breakdown could be a consideration but the bottom doesn't see much sunlight.
In Response to: paint or varnish by Terry Lob on Oct 2, 2004