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Have a friend buying a new boat. He will wet sail in fresh water on a relatively warm inland lake. What paint are people putting on now for a racing bottom? Don't want ablative.

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VC-17m (or generic, non-union equivalent) or Petit Black Widow.

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Vc17 and  bottom scrubbing on race days  The grass grows down but still needs clipping....

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7 hours ago, fucket said:

VC-17m (or generic, non-union equivalent) or Petit Black Widow.

Hearing good things about Black Widow... Tell more..

 

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Ballot-late, if you can still get it works well.  Fast.  Anything you put on should be at least wiped down berfore each race.

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VC17.  The guys at the marina say that the boats with original VC17 come out of the water the cleanest - better than either the red or blue colored VC17 for some reason.  I put Black Widow on my keel and rudder last season and didn't see any better performance than VC17.  I didn't get BW quite as polished as it could have been and that may have been a contributing factor.  This wrenching season I'm going to apply a few more coats and polish to 2000 grit and automotive polish.  

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We burnished a Black Widow bottom last summer. Fuck that shit!!! I am never doing that again!! That Fine black powder went around the edges of my masks ( that keep out the fumes of Awlgrip) into every fucking pore on my body, and generally tried to kill everybody in the shop.

we had to pressure wash the walls and floors. Every light bulb had to be cleaned. 

 

If my spray job isn’t smooth enough for you, you can take your boat somewhere far far from my buildings, as in miles, and land (DOWNWIND) and do your own attempted suicide. 

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Well, that's great to know.

scratches "redo bottom with Black Widow" off of todo list.

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