DIY Boatworks: Bottom Painting with Sailing Zephyr

We are back in the boatyard this week with Nat and James from YouTube channel, Sailing Zephyr! It is almost time for them to get Zephyr back in the water, but first they needed to get suited and booted to paint the bottom with our TotalProtect Epoxy Barrier Coat and Spartan Antifouling Paint.  

With over 20,000 nautical miles under her keel, the 2010 Beneteau Oceanis 43 Sailboat, Zephyr, has taken Nat and James around the world for the past three years.  They are now on a mission to take on some much needed DIY boat repairs. And after spending a few months on the hard, they are just about ready to hit the water once again. 

In previous episodes, you can watch James sand down the previous bottom paint. Now that the surface has been prepped, they begin by taping off the water line and thru hulls with blue painters tape.  Next, it was time to put down a barrier coat.  They are going in with our TotalProtect Epoxy Primer.  They roll three coats of the primer before starting the antifouling.  For the bottom, Nat and James are using our Spartan Multi-Season Antifouling Paint in black for a nice contrast to the white topside paint. They roll three coats of Spartan leaving it ultra smooth and durable! They decide not to paint the boot stripe, leaving a slick and modern look to the hull.  The end result looks unreal, and they are ready to cruise the waters on Zephyr.  

Nat then brings us below Zephyr where she paints the names of all their Patreons onto the keel so their supporters can sail along for the ride in spirit!  Now that the bottom is finished, Zephyr is ready to splash once again! Be sure to follow along the adventures with Sailing Zephyr as they continue to do projects out on the water and begin living back aboard Zephyr. Thanks for watching! 

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