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Title: China Crisis Hull paint
Post by: stephenscriven on December 01, 2018, 08:27:15 AM
Decided to strip varnish and redo over winter.Took boat apart yesterday ready to move to workshop in doing so removed centreboard, however on turning boat on side discovered a lot of cracking in the paintwork following the lines of the planking. This is my first 12 and first planked boat do I need to be concerned or is this normal ? Maybe paint not flexible enough.
Title: Re: China Crisis Hull paint
Post by: DomJ378 on December 01, 2018, 10:41:18 AM
I'm undertaking the same process with my crusader. I found the same when I turned the boat over to paint.

I spent quite a bit of time sanding and filling where needed. Applied the fresh paint, it seems to have sorted the lines and cracks in the old paintwork.
Title: Re: China Crisis Hull paint
Post by: stephenscriven on December 01, 2018, 03:36:53 PM
What paint did you end up using?
Title: Re: China Crisis Hull paint
Post by: DomJ378 on December 10, 2018, 07:26:24 PM
I used hempel brilliant gloss
Title: Re: China Crisis Hull paint
Post by: HowardRig on December 19, 2018, 12:29:51 PM
Are you satisfied with the results, Dom? I was actually considering using brilliant gloss as well.