I'm ready for hull paint, but have a question

I have sanded and sanded...and sanded some more.  I added a thin coat of epoxy over some spots and then sanded and sanded and sanded.  I have now washed the boat twice with dish washing liquid and am about to wipe her down with vinegar. 

I have Interlux Pre-Kote primer and the Builder Tips say to put two coats on sanding between coats.  I was reading some other threads on primer and ran across this one:  

http://www.clcboats.com/forum/clcforum/thread/4568.html

The last post has a photo showing most of the primer sanded off.  Is this way everyone does it?


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RE: I'm ready for hull paint, but have a question

The first coat gets sanded nearly off; the second coat gets sanded until smooth and even. You can see pics on my Merganser page at http://twofootartist.com/merganser-construction-notes/ Scroll to October 3. -Wes

RE: I'm ready for hull paint, but have a question

OK thanks. I think I'm ready...as long as it doesn't rain again.

RE: I'm ready for hull paint, but have a question

I finally got a coat of Pre-Kote on but did not thin it.  It goes on pretty thick and seems to dry quickly.  Should I have thinned it with 333?  I noticed that there were still some little pinholes even after I sanded the crap out of it.  I now wonder if the littl pin holes would have filled with a thinned Pre-Kote.  I still need to sand it and then add a second coat.

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