Soda Blasting

eztbone

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Today I had the bottom of my Holland 38 soda blasted. I have stripped a couple bottoms before with chemicals and sanders and I have to say this is the way to go. I can't wait for spring to start painting. I am going to use Interlux interprotect and am looking for an interlux ablative. Any ideas? Also the guys at East Coast Soda Cleaning said they used 600 lbs of soda and estimated they were disposing of 1200-1500 lbs of waste material. Seems like a lot. Anyway I lost between a knot or two by seasons end.

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lobster783

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what did they charge you? I am thinking of having it done this spring
 

starrfish

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did the same thing to mine a few years back..i went with the interlux barrier coat then the micron csc hard ablative (or semi ablative).. no need to apply every year. therefor not stacking the paint back on.
its been good so far
 

eztbone

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soda blast

They charged $1600. I was looking at csc..multi season ablative is the preference. What a difference. Worth the money having it done. Considered doing it with the dustless sander but a lot of real estate.
 

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Sailorgp

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Eztbone...The first photo you posted shows some strakes attached to the aft end of your hull parallel to the boot stripe and just below the waterline. I suspect their purpose is to dampen the roll. Are they effective?
 

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Having done this 3 times in my life by scraping, chipping and sanding I can assure anyone that blasting is well worth the money and time saved.
 
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