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Old 23 May 2016, 04:12   #1
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Isle of Iona
Make: avon
Length: 4m +
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sea rider hull scratch advice

Hi folks,
I have a sr 4.7 that is on a swing mooring through the summer. It's very hard to get the barnacles off without scratching the hull however careful I try to be. The boat has the original orange hull. what is the best way to spruce it up again / protect it? e.g. is there a two part paint that exactly matches the searider orange?
Any advice appreciated.

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Old 27 May 2016, 02:02   #2
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Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Boat name: TOP CAT 2
Make: Scorpion 8.1
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250hp HO
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If it's gelcoat I'd do everything in my power to leave it as gelcoat. It's so easy to repair in the future and polish out small scratches.

If however it lives in the water more than a couple of weeks at a time then you may want to antifoul it.

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Old 29 May 2016, 17:00   #3
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Son of a Beach
Make: Avon SR4
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I pull mine out for a few months over the winter, let everything die off, then scrub with Persil in the spring, followed by a good wax polish. It seems to come back nice and shiny every time. It's a drying mooring so not sure how much of a difference that makes.
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