Dinghy Bottom Paint?

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  1. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member

    593
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    8.1’s straight drive
    60 hp Honda
    I left our new dinghy in the water for 3
    Days and it got nasty. It’s in fresh water on the Ohio River in a cove that muddies up after a hard rain. Already ordered a ez -port to drive it up on like a jet ski port just bigger.
    Question is do you think I should also paint the bottom. We have intentions of towing it when we go out, so it will be in the water a lot.
     
  2. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    New England & South Florida
    1976 17 Sport
    90hp Etec
    With the ez port I wouldn't bother - when I left mine in, I just used petit hydracoat like the "big" boat
     
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  3. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member

    593
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    8.1’s straight drive
    60 hp Honda
    When we travel it will be in the water a week at a time. After 3 days it was nasty. Had to be scrubbed and still is stained some.
     
  4. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    L.I. N.Y./ Longboat Key FLA.
    2005 500 DB
    2008 205 Sport
    QSM11's,
    My buddy painted his brand new AB RIB you have to paint the tubes also it looks terrible I’d rather pull it after a few days and clean it. It ruined the look of the boat if you ask me.
     
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  5. gmacd81

    gmacd81 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    164
    Sep 2, 2014
    Annapolis, MD
    2002 460DA hardtop, Raymarine eS128 & eS75, Evolution AP, SHD color radar, Ray260
    Walker Bay w 40hp
    Cummins 6CTA M3's, Onan 11.5 kW genset
    We keep RIB (Walker Bay 360) in the water most of the time so I painted the bottom. Total Boat from Jamestown Distributors has paint for inflatables (hypalon and PVC). It's more flexible and light gray. Growth with it on is nearly non-existent.
     
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  6. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member

    593
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    8.1’s straight drive
    60 hp Honda
    I was thinking just to paint the fiberglass
    Bottom, not the inflatable tubes.
     
  7. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    L.I. N.Y./ Longboat Key FLA.
    2005 500 DB
    2008 205 Sport
    QSM11's,
    the tubes sit in the water deeper at the stern, they'll be a bugger to get barnicles off
     
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  8. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member

    593
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    8.1’s straight drive
    60 hp Honda
    I am in fresh water
     
  9. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    Paint in the right is for the hard bottom. Paint on the right is a light grey flexible anti fouling for inflatables. Looks fine in my rib. Got it from Defender. Worked great all last season in a high fouling area.

    I went with the hydrocoat for the hard bottom this year because it’s harder than the flexible stuff. I lost a lot of paint when beaching the RIB last season.

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  10. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    L.I. N.Y./ Longboat Key FLA.
    2005 500 DB
    2008 205 Sport
    QSM11's,
    Ah didn’t know that.
     
  11. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member

    593
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    8.1’s straight drive
    60 hp Honda
    50CD0BBF-B632-425B-9642-253F1D801052.jpeg Just installed this ez dock for dinghy at the marina. We like it, ordered it 10’ wide so it filled up the whole slip. B7341BB5-2460-4711-A1A2-07CF7A5C8594.jpeg
     

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