Sandy Bottom

by Mark
(Pittsburgh)

Hi. I just bought a 1963 Owens Cabin Cruiser.

She has been in a barn for 30 years.

I want her floating in 2 weeks. What is the best method for sealing this plywood hull?





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Sandy Bottom
by: cal

Hello Mark,

A picture would help, if the paint is old 30 years I would strip it then you can see what you have.

You asked about time one day to blast it down, that the best way, then check to see if you need any fillers, that two days, tape in water line, I like to spray.

Spray the bottom first, tape the water line again, cover with drop plastic or tarp, then spray top side the west system sesms two be the way to go.

I bought an airliss spray but you can rent one, I did my forty foot Owens in three days, had to do a little caulking but my boat was planked so there’s a time line.

If your boat is already out of the water your ahead of the game but like I said Mark, a picture would help.

Bill is on here and maybe your paint man Jim can only give you tip if your hull is stable


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