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Old 08-01-2002, 03:24 PM
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So, what can be used below the waterline, that looks good and isn't a ***** to spray. So does that basically mean if you want to get a good finish that can stand up to being in the water for a couple months is gel coat the only option with custom graphics? [/B][/QUOTE]

OK, on an offshore, my belief is that you want to have a polished surface on the lower hull. Anything less than that and you are compromising speed.

Re-Gelling is your best option, because of the durability and the ability to hold up against water. The downfall........it's a royal pain to apply and polish.

Painting with Imron or all-Grip is probably your next best option, but it will probably migrate water within a couple of weeks and blister.

The only paint that I'm aware of that holds up to water is what they use on the bottoms of cruisers. It is dull and not for hi-performance offshore types, and usually looks terrible within 2 years.

Truthfully, it would be cheaper to look into rack storage or a lift system, try and polish your hull and keep it waxed and clean. If you were willing to do that then you could get away with repainting.
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Old 08-01-2002, 08:11 PM
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Mitcher T- An old Jet-Ski racer here. I wanted to take a trip back to the mid 80's and see if you remembered painting Harry, cant remeber his last name but he worked at Butch's, Bad Ass pink mod 550. Those were the days, custom painted stand up jet skis were king! A far cry from doing Casino Runner I bet. Midnight
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I found some pics you were interested in.Brings back some old memories.

Whatever happened to Butch?
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Old 08-01-2002, 10:13 PM
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Thanks Mitcher, You did help in keeping me from throwing money at a mistake. In reality my boat is not in need of painting. I looks great, but it is a bit dated. It is after all 16 years old. I keep it on the trailer now, but I find I use it alot less than when I had it in the water. Thanks for the info.
 
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Old 08-02-2002, 10:55 AM
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Thanks Mitcher T - Butch moved to Florida after he sold the business to Mitch Cook. The group that bought Butch's obviously went out of business. Butch now works for Sea Doo/Bombardier as National sales rep. I guess he is doing really well. I still have contact with several friends that worked there the whole time right up until it closed. Midnight
 
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Old 08-02-2002, 07:21 PM
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Cool, good for him. I always liked Steve. I always wondered.
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Old 08-02-2002, 07:25 PM
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Damn, pulled my mouse cord out of the computer and banged my hand on the screen. Tryin to avoid those PWC's when I scrolled down
 
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