Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Raising the waterline aft on SM
We raised our antifouling ( in our case, Coppercoat) to the top of the orange stripe, thus covering it. We then left an inch of white hull above which we added a new boot line.
It took a bit of courage to raise that much and we only did so after looking endlessly at other boats. What we found is that that there is no "only" way to define your waterline and boot top.
Really happy we did it. It looks great. No more scrubbing the waterline and less hull to clean and polish.
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Greece
From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of coastalseas@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 08 August 2018 02:29:26
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Raising the waterline aft on SM
I too am looking raising the waterline aft and leveling it out to existing level at the bow, due to new weight distribution of SS solar arch, solar panels as added in 2015 and of course the contents of aft locker. The bow to mid ships id fine but the aft section requires constant scrubbing.
The challenge is removing this old boot strip before setting up the new waterline trim.
My question for the group is in about the original 2001 build orange boot stripe, is it a vinyl sticker or is it painted on.
If it is a sticker, heat guns and scraping and / or decal eraser disks will be required.
If it is painted on then fine grit sanding will be required.
Any previous experiences or knowledge would be greatly appreciated.
s/v Lady Annabelle
AMEL SM 2000 #339