Boot Stripe Anarchy

Gabe_nyc

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I hate how much effort it takes to clean the boot stripe (and the unpainted strip below it).

What are the downsides of extending the bottom paint upwards to cover the boot stripe? 

If I decide to do this, I need to sand, primer and paint, yes?

How do I handle the transition between primer and the existing bottom paint? Can I apply primer over the existing bottom paint?

 
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slug zitski

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I hate how much effort it takes to clean the boot stripe (and the unpainted strip below it).

What are the downsides of extending the bottom paint upwards to cover the boot stripe? 

If I decide to do this, I need to sand, primer and paint, yes?

How do I handle the transition between primer and the existing bottom paint? Can I apply primer over the existing bottom paint?
Many boats sail without a boot stripe 

I don’t like the look of oxidized antifoul 

 

slug zitski

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Also remember that a boot stripe or antifoul line in not flat ..it is sheared … it does not reflect the true waterline 

by sheared I mean the ends are swept upward 

the picture is a extreme example because it’s a fine double ended 

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Gabe_nyc

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Thank you all for the pointers and help in how to properly locate a boot stripe.

Upon re-reading my original question, I find that I was not explicit enough about what I am looking to find out, namely: 

“Does a Boot Stripe serve any useful purpose or is it strictly cosmetic?”

 

slug zitski

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Thank you all for the pointers and help in how to properly locate a boot stripe.

Upon re-reading my original question, I find that I was not explicit enough about what I am looking to find out, namely: 

“Does a Boot Stripe serve any useful purpose or is it strictly cosmetic?”
Paint is hard , Uv resistant and easy to clean 

antifoul is soft and easily  erodes 

 

El Borracho

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“Does a Boot Stripe serve any useful purpose or is it strictly cosmetic?”
Strictly cosmetic. If it is removed nothing changes but appearance.

Re Gerr: They are not wrong. But I think that curving the ends upwards is a classic boat thing. Not so common on newer boats.

 

slug zitski

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Strictly cosmetic. If it is removed nothing changes but appearance.

Re Gerr: They are not wrong. But I think that curving the ends upwards is a classic boat thing. Not so common on newer boats.
If you don’t sheer the water line your boat will always look bow down , stern down 

 

El Borracho

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If you don’t sheer the water line your boat will always look bow down , stern down 
Mine is perfectly straight. Antifoul, not boot stripe. Looks fine moored and underway. That is the problem with cosmetics: Cougars and yachts both, the cosmetics hide problems.  The solution to a trim issue is to fix the trim.

 

slug zitski

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Mine is perfectly straight. Antifoul, not boot stripe. Looks fine moored and underway. That is the problem with cosmetics: Cougars and yachts both, the cosmetics hide problems.  The solution to a trim issue is to fix the trim.
Drop your anchor and the bow rises  up and stern down 

 

Gabe_nyc

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New picture showing the bottom coat (Pettit Hydrocoat) after pressure washing compared to the boot stripe after pressure washing, some light scraping w a nylon scraper and more pressure washing.

I hate doing it and if there isn’t a functional reason not to do so, I would like to extend the bottom coat to cover the boot stripe.

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Gabe_nyc

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Fleetwood said:
Where's the waterline? Normally the antifoul extends 60-80mm above it to cope with chop, changes in trim, etc.

I bring my antifoul up to the bootstripe - looks fine as I use white antifoul with a dark bootstripe - to avoid white topside paint at the waterline, which seems to attract green slime in our waters!
Approx the bottom of the thicker stripe, right where the heaviest black gunk is. The boat is not loaded with supplies or other junk that would cause her to ride low in the water.

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00seven

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New picture showing the bottom coat (Pettit Hydrocoat) after pressure washing compared to the boot stripe after pressure washing, some light scraping w a nylon scraper and more pressure washing.

I hate doing it and if there isn’t a functional reason not to do so, I would like to extend the bottom coat to cover the boot stripe.

View attachment 469582
Unload some junk from your boat or raise the stripe

 

Gabe_nyc

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Unload some junk from your boat or raise the stripe
Boat is VERY empty.

No extra sails on board. No water in the holding tank. I took out the water heater because broken. I took out the stove, tank, cabin table because I don’t use them. I took out the hardwood head doors and replaced them w curtains. I cut my hair and trimmed my toenails :)-)

 

00seven

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Boat is VERY empty.

No extra sails on board. No water in the holding tank. I took out the water heater because broken. I took out the stove, tank, cabin table because I don’t use them. I took out the hardwood head doors and replaced them w curtains. I cut my hair and trimmed my toenails :)-)
:lol:  Ok. It was just a thought. 

 
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