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Rybovich 44′ The object was to remove the antifoul coats while leaving the epoxy barrier coat intact. Special care was required to keep a clean edge for the waterline and not harm the AWGRIP hull side paint.

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Oyster 82′ Bottom paint removal

Oyster 82′ This boat is beautiful. The boat was hauled just a few weeks ago for service before its trip south for the winter. All the antifoul paint was removed exposing the gel coated fiberglass hull.

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1930 75′ Trumpy – Bottom paint removal for refit

We were hired to remove the antifoul paint from this classic 1930 Trumpy. Blasting was performed over several days with special care not to hurt the hull which was constructed of double planked mahogany. Over the last 80+ years many repairs … Continue reading

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108′ Palmer Johnson -Bottom paint removal

108′ Palmer Johnson This boat was hauled for a complete exterior refit and we were the first contractors to start the winter project. What a job! Remove the 20+ coats of Trilux 33 without compromising the fairing compound that covered … Continue reading

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Bertram Yachts – Soda blasting -Media Blasting -Bottom paint removal

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36′ Yellowfin

This 36′ Yellowfin was painted with Pettit Vivid white ablative, but there was a problem with the adhesion of the first coat. The pictures show the paint lifting from the gel coat. It looked as if there was a attempt … Continue reading

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32′ Yellowfin- bare gel coat

The pictures below show the preperation of a 32′ Yellowfin for its first application of bottom paint. We let the boat soak for a week to establish a waterline and then blasted the hull leaving a crisp line and a … Continue reading

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34′ Jarrett Bay

This boat had a problem with the first application of paint to a new hull. The pictures below show large sections of paint that released from the hull. The most likely cause was the presence of mold release wax that … Continue reading

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53′ Forbes Custom Carolina

This 53′ 1990 Irving Forbes was in need of a bottom job. The top sides were painted the previous year and the old bottom paint created a rough running surface. The boat was glassed over wood and there were some … Continue reading

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fresh paint on Cats

Cat 3116′s in need of fresh paint- Prep, Prep, and more prep then shot with AWGRIP primer and top coat.

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