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New Bottom Paint!

With over 2 years sitting in salt water in the Pacific Northwest it was time to redo the bottom paint. I bought the boat new from the factory with Sea Hawk AF33 bottom paint. For re-painting, I opted for Sea Hawk Cukote as it's supposed to be a bit better than AF33. Cukote is compatible with AF33 so no additional prep was necessary.

I used Dagmars pressure washing station to pressure wash the bottom of the boat. I didn't have barnacles or salad growing. But I did have a slime forming, especially around the aft end of the boat. My fuel efficiency has been suffering as well.

It took 1 gallon of paint. If you're looking to do your RT27-OB, don't forget to hit the Yamaha F300 nose cone and the engine transom mount with anti-fouling paint as well. (see photos for illustration). The job is about 6-8 hours.

I hired George from Boat Stuff Marine Services to paint the bottom. He did a great job! Easy to schedule, easy to work with, affordable pricing. She looks new again!!

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Oct 21, 2022

Looks great. I typically leave my boat in the salt for three years and then pull it for paint. I'm at Zittle's marina in the south sound. Divers come every three months so they clean the trimtabs, prop, and rudder plus replace the zinks. I'm currently going on year four with this procedure so fingers crossed that the paint holds.

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I can only hope to get 4 years from this paint. With the better paint I put on, maybe I'll get at least 3 years this time.

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