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Old 04 July 2014, 09:37   #1
Country: USA
Town: Northern Alabama, USA
Boat name: Fire Fly
Make: Dong Seo
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 9.8
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Marking the Waterline

In about a week or so I will be putting bottom paint on my dink. Somethin' about that don't sound right. LOL

I will be putting it on to about 2" above the waterline.
I was thinking of setting the dink in the water with the outboard and then marking it with a grease pencil if I can get a good shot at it.

The other choice is setting it in the water with the outboard for a day or 2 and then measuring from the slime line. The downside to this would be all of the extra cleaning again.

What have you guys done?

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Old 05 July 2014, 07:24   #2
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Country: UK - England
Town: Bucks
Boat name: Blue & Ding Dong
Make: Ribeye,SR4 & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: 115,50 & 15Hp Yams
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In the water use a 2 thick but of polystyrene with a marker pen taped to it, draw around the boat with the pen floating on the polystyrene!
Not used this method but seems like a good idea!

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Old 05 July 2014, 12:22   #3
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Boat name: Uh...a kayak?
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A kayak might help reach hard to get at spots.

As suggested a floating piece of foam could set the height.
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