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Old 21 June 2007, 11:15   #11
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hi mustrib, your 4m sr looks in great condition, if that is houshold paint its going to flake and peel off in no time, if you can put up with that then fair enoth. However i found the best route was to use paint remover, i tryed sanding mine back it takes forever, the paint remover made very light work of it. I used International paint & primer, great stuff drys to a smooth & very strong finish.

Also i removed the bow dodger from my first 4m SR, it seemed to make more sense to cut it off than to try to remove completely. If your careful a set of good serated scissors is all you will need, try it you can always remove completely later.

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Old 21 June 2007, 13:15   #12
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Hello Ian...thanks for that ...
It looks in good nick largely due to the Hypalon paint I think.
When I stick my head under the bow dodger, the tubes are in "original" and discoloured nick... no choice but to use more Hypalon paint I think.

Can I ask you... were you nervous about using paint remover on the hull?
which paint remover did you use? Does it have any effect on the tubes?
If I am going that route, and I think I shall, I will use it inside as well and try to get back to the original rescue orange colour.

Did you spray the hull or use a roller/brush?

thanks in advance
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Old 21 June 2007, 15:40   #13
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I removed my bow dodger with a stanley knife with a fresh blade from underneath. I left part of it on there so I could add eyelets in future in case I wanted to lace another dodger on to keep camping gear dry.
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thats a good idea...dont suppose youcan put a zip in hypalon?
Does anyone on the forum know of anybody mouldingbow lockers/anchor lockers for the SR4?
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thats a good idea...dont suppose youcan put a zip in hypalon?

You could probably glue a zip on but I doubt it'd last long and it'll hurt if you fall on it. It'd cost a fortune too.
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hmm.. think its gotta come off...
Maybe I can use it to make some pockets to attach inside the tubes!

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hmm.. think its gotta come off...
Maybe I can use it to make some pockets to attach inside the tubes!


Might be worth keeping for patches-it's colour matched nicely

I made mine into a sea anchor.
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I have another question for SR4 owners...
There is no bilge drainer, so what would you recommend?
Bilge Pump or drilling the transom and fitting an elephants trunk.
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I had a 1000gph bilge pump on mine and it did the job well enough that I didn't need trunks.
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