29-foot Talaria “Runabout”
This Boat had a coatings failure. It was stripped, one coat of Interlux 2000 was applied as a primer, then two coats of Interlux ablative antifoul were rolled onto the hull. All the work was done in a heated work shed/paint booth in order to make sure the paint application temperatures were correct to prevent further problems. The pictures of the boat after it was blasted show the AWGRIP primer that was applied for the hullside paint below the waterline(grey).
The best of the best…can’t say enough about this boat’s construction from my viewpoint. Not a drop of water or any sign of moisture, good coverage of primer/epoxy americoat 235. The boat had a basic buildup of antifoul paint, but with the boat in the shop for a repower this winter the owner decided to start fresh. After, I stripped the boat and the yard crew applied a fresh coat of 235 epoxy and tied in the new bottom paint. The only problems with the hull were punctures from the bill fish.
What a good looking boat….Not the easiest job I have ever attempted, but it is done. The crew at the boat yard/Hatteras dealer were great to work with and the local painter/detailer who followed me worked hard to make the boat perfect. The Hatteras construction process makes the hull very hard and also tough for the paint to hold to it with normal prep. I was hired with the help of others to correct the paint adhesion problems.
This boat was brought back to the manufacturer service center for regular spring maintenance- the owner decided to have the bottom stripped – barrier coated – and 2 coats of antifoul . The bottom work should give the owner two full seasons before new paint needs to be reapplied.
This boat was headed south for the winter and decided to have a bottom makeover: blast, barrier coat, and fresh antifoul.