A *kind* reminder to please keep attachments to a bare minimum... Remember
that when you send an attachment to the list, you send it to a lot of
people (some with slow modems). I got the dolphin pic no less than 3
>I appreciate the feedback on the marine paint question, I wanted to let
>you know how that turned out. I ended drawing a Pacific-white sided
>about 5 inches long and we sent it to a man who does the vinyl decals for
>boat lettering and he did a "vinyl dolphin". The artwork had to be very
>simple, no shading, no stippling but it turned out well, and I think was
>much easier to do than painting and varnishing and all that.
>So thanks again for the information! Attached is a jpg of the outcome.
>>From: Cindy Shaw <[log in to unmask]>
>>To: [log in to unmask]
>>Subject: Re: marine paint
>>Date: Thu, Nov 4, 1999, 9:26 AM
>>> > sand a fiberglass boat a little to get some tooth for the paint to
>>> > grip. Marine paint is generally pretty toxic too. A lot of it has
>>> > anti-fouling agents to retard algal and animal growth. It handles
>>> > well, but you may be pretty limited in color choices. Rust red,
>>> > grey, that sort of thing.
>>I think Rick may be referring to BOTTOM paint as described above. As I
>>remember, there is a fairly good selection of marine paint colors.
>>> If you choose marine paints (extremely expensive), be sure to wear
>>> breathing filters.... I helped refinish a sailboat from the hull
>>> many layers(7) of fiberglass paint plus marine paints. Am trying to
>>> remember if the marine paints included sealant. I am almost positive
>>> they do, but whatever your choice of paint (you might try the new
>>> faster drying oil paints....oil and water don't mix), I would
>>> top it off with 3 to 5 layers of clear sealant....marine varnish. It
>>> be worth the time to experiment with mixing regular oil paints with
>>> varnish or marine paints to see how they interact before you begin
>>> applying it to the boat. The growth retardants may cause some
>>> bizarre catalytic action...eat into oil paint.....grow warts....: )
>>This seems reasonable - but be careful with varnishes, as they will
>>yellow. Epoxy sealers will break down in sunlight.
>>> I'm assuming the boat is in dry dock at the moment and you will
>>> have a month or so to paint, dry, varnish. Boat work is slow
>>> business but if you have enough time for the paint to dry well
>>> before applying varnish layers all should go well.
>>> Good luck with this project. Can you tell us what your subject
>>> matter will be?
>>> Also, Cindy Shaw is a sailboat owner....maybe she can give you
>>> some valuable tips.
>>There are also a few fast-drying varnishes that may speed things up a
>>bit. If the boat is in the water and you're sitting on the dock, or in a
>>dinghy, you could rig up some sort of screen to block any splashing.
>>Those 'ole sea dogs'll probably have a few good suggestions.
>>Sounds like a fun project - next thing you know you'll be redoing decks.
>>Cindy, soon-to-be EXseadog.
>>(It's really true - the two happiest days of a boater's life: the day
>>the boat is bought and the day it is sold)
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