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    Posted: 13 Apr 2013 at 10:03pm
Could anyone pls give me an idea of the costs of peeling off the old gel coat, steam cleaning and epoxy coating an old hull and then copper coating ? Thanks, Nick
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2013 at 10:32pm
Suggest you try and contact Anthony Penfold who had this done on Sunmaid. I have not checked if his contact details are on the Site. Her had the work done at Hayling Yacht Company so they may be able to advise.
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Hi Nick,
 
Last winter I decided to do this job myself. I am not sure if you are technically into those kind of jobs but I will give you at least the time and money spent on this job. A note on this is that the original gellcoat was allready taken of 13 years ago and a 2 pot epoxy shield was applied
 
step description hours cost
1 pealing of the epoxyshielding with heatgun and scraper 25 € 50
2 hi pressure cleaning of the laminate 3 € 100
3 sanding the laminate 8 € 25
4 small repairs on the hull and some fairing 8 € 50
5 impregnating the hull with a impregnating epoxy 4 € 120
6 sanding the hull 8 € 25
7 4 layers of epoxyprimer 10 € 280
8 4 layers of Coppercoat ( home made mix) 12 € 400
9 sanding the coppercoat 3 € 15
total 81 € 1.065
 
I found the result of all this very satisfactory although the amount of work was more then I expected. Especially the preparation phase took a lot of energy.
 
Hopefully this is helpfull to you
 
regards  Rob
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Rob thanks so much for the very detailed info. I guess its time v money. Sometimes--usually for me, I find that the satisfaction of doing the job myself and knowing its been done thoroughly is worth the effort. Can I ask what you meant by "home made coppercoat" ?

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Nick
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Post Options Post Options   Quote George Isted Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jun 2013 at 12:22pm
This link may be of interest to anyone that wants to try home-brew CopperCoat....
 
However given the time, effort and cost required to prep the hull before applying a Copper suspended in epoxy antifouling you have to ask if it's worth the risk of not using a "tried and tested" product.


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Hi Nick,
 
I chose a home made coppercoat over the official version saving around 500 euro's on the material. Before making this choice I consulted a friend from the early days who is professionally applying coppercoat, both  the official one and a home made brew. There are some tricks on the home made brew were adding around 10% epoxy solvent and a non waxing epoxy are the most important ones. It is offcourse a bit of a risk using a home made product but to me the risk is low. If in the end it fouls too much I will sand the coppercoat and apply two layers of the official version. For now the boat is in the water for only a month so no actual results yet.
 
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