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The hull truth

Short version:

We used the excellent videos from booteTV:

Part 1 and Part 2

They have an excellent guide that takes you from identifying what paint is already on the boat, to sanding and finally finishing techniques.

It is in German. I have not found an equivalent in english. 

What worked:

Concentrating on preparing the surface as much as possible, led to a really clean and shiny surface. 

Despite painting the hull during an outside temperature of 5 degrees, we are very happy with the finish. I would not paint in any colder temperatures. 

What we would do differently:

We would really have liked to start earlier in the year. The low temperatures meant a much longer drying time than usual and working in the cold is just not that much fun. 

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