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You don’t have to flip it really. Just get a gallon kit of epoxy and the graphite powder. Make a nice tape line at the water line if the hull and sand with some 80-120 grit paper. Mix small batches of epoxy and add in the graphite powder. Roll it on and your good to go! Best thing is, dings are easy to repair!
 

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Boatbrains do you think this graphite powder is a good idea on my new skiff? I’m leaning hard towards a grey paint color anyway so I doubt it would affect the color.

I think I recall Travis mentioning graphite powder.

And where do you get it?

Thanks!
 
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The epoxy/graphite will certainly hold up better than any paint will and is much much easier to repair. Down side is, it don’t look as nice as a shiny paint does.
 

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Boatbrains do you think this graphite powder is a good idea on my new skiff? I’m leaning hard towards a grey paint color anyway so I doubt it would affect the color.

I think I recall Travis mentioning graphite powder.

And where do you get it?

Thanks!
I put 3 coats of epoxy and graphite powder on all of my builds, sanding between coats, than priming and painting. When you look at the bottom it's all black scratches showing, but nothing has gotten through to the cloth. Pretty hard stuff, and you can put on as many coats as you like. You can experiment, but I don't think it's possible to do it without flipping the hull, because the slow cure time and thickness of the epoxy will just drip and form bumps, or even the possibility of little stalactites.
 
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