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Old 25 November 2014, 04:25   #11
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If I am buying a boat and its painted, I'm thinking why and what repairs are hidden under that paint. So I think painting will affect the resale value. Also a painted hull is higher maintenance than gelcoat as eventually the paint will need to be redone.
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Old 25 November 2014, 04:28   #12
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Yes.

But this is a bit different - I not hiding anything, I'm posting photos on the Internet of the work that's done !!

I share the same opinion but don't see that this small hull (not worth a fortune when done) justifies the effort / cost of trying to get a perfect gel coat finish.

Hmm...
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Sorry missed the fact it's already painted, are you stripping off the existing paint?
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I know you are not hiding anything but a prospective buyer that does not know you may be worried about what's underneath that paint.

Just a thought, how about coppercoat for below the waterline?
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Have you got somewhere warm & dry where you can paint it ?
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Chris, yes if it were for me coppercoat for sure.

In reality I want to recover my donation to McMillan plus costs to do this and probably pass this on as an unfinished project. I've a lot of projects que'ed up and need to make space for more !!

Budget therefore pretty essential as ideally I don't want to be out of pocket but on the flip side someone will want a cheap project to continue on with...
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Have you got somewhere warm & dry where you can paint it ?

Yes.

We've decided to key up for refinishing of some sort. I just think it'll spoil the job to leave the repair obviously showing (and no way will we match gel or paint colour).

I'm thinking we might have a go at re-gel'ing. A buyer has contacted me (Paul from the other thread) so if he's keen it depends on his budget to some extent !

It occured to me this is an opportunity to change the colour too...
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Here she is. Half prep'ed. Few small previous gel repairs (in white).Click image for larger version

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Here's the epoxy'ed chine area which was starting to crack the gel as a result of deck movement.Click image for larger version

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I'm doubtful that just epoxy will stop the cracks come back
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