The ownership group decided to take advantage of the Covid 19 delayed launch to completely strip the bottom, sand and fair the hull, and epoxy the bottom.
The year after we got ACE, we chemically stripped the bottom of the existing bottom paint.
We sanded it down to 80 grit and have been applying VC-17 bottom paint every year.
Took about several weeks of sanding to get her done. First with 60 grit, and then 120.
By 4:30pm, we started on the 2nd coat of grey:
By 6:30pm, we were putting on the 3rd (and final) white coat.
The following weekend, we did another quick had sanding with 220 grit sandpaper before putting on 3 coats of VC-17:
We used 2 cans of the VC-17 bottom paint.