Marine surveys Ontario Canada. SAMS Accredited Marine Surveyor of yacht and small craft offering Hull Inspections, Boat Valuations for prepurchase or Insurance.
John Bond Marine Surveyor, Ontario, Canada
Boat, Yacht and small craft Marine Surveyor
SAMS®AMS® Accredited Marine Surveyor
Boat, Yacht and small craft Marine Surveys
John Bond SAMS®AMS® member. Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors
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"Whether steel or aluminum, both metals are well below copper on the galvanic scale, and using bronze or copper in contact with either is a no-no! Perhaps the epitome of this is the very famous designer who, early in this century, built a large and expensive racing yacht of aluminum plating on bronze frames. The vessel barely lasted a year, much to the surprise and dismay of the designer and owner!" "So, no bronze seacocks, no copper bottom paint, and don't drop any pennies in the bilge of an aluminum yacht!" By Ted Brewer

Applying antifouling paint to an Aluminum Boat hulls:

Using Interlux Yacht Paints/taken from "Boat painting guide".

1. Degrease the surface with Fiberglass Solvent wash 202 or special thinner.
2. Bring metal to a uniform bright finish by sandblasting with non-ferrous blast media such as clean silica sand or, if blasting is not possible, grind using 36-grit wheel. Remove blast or sanding residue with clean air or a broom.
3. Within one hour of blasting or sanding apply the first coat of Interprotect 2000E/2001E. If more than one hour has passed, apply one thin coat of Viny-lux Primewash 353/354 thinned 25% with Viny-lux Solvent 355 prior to application of Interprotect.
4. Apply a total of four coats of Interprotect 2000E/2001E. Apply five coats over riveted boats and welded areas.
5. Apply 2-3 coats of Trilux 33, or Tri-lux II
For more information visit Interlux yacht paints at

Using E paint from their web site.

Abrading the aluminum to white metal finish (sspc/sp 5 or nace #1) to produce a 2-3 mil profile is standard procedure for preparing aluminum. This can be done with abrasive blasting using natural mineral abrasive or mechanical abrasion with 80 grit aluminum oxide paper. Immediately following preparation you must remove any dust and debris then overcoat with a corrosion inhibiting two-part high build Epoxy primer like EP-PRIME 1000. When the primer in soft to finger pressure but tack free apply three coats of EPZO antifoulant @ 5-7 wet mils per coat following the E Paint Company Technical data sheets information regarding dry to recoat times. (Dry to recoat time four hours at seventy degrees)

For more information visit E Paint at They have a question and answer forum with useful information.

Always use the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) specified on the can label. Consult your local fiberglass repair shop.

Call 1-905-885-6486
P.O. Box 72, Port Hope, Ontario,
Canada. L1A-3V9
John Bond SAMS®AMS®
Accredited Marine Surveyor
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