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Posted: 22 Aug 2015 at 3:01pm
Getting ready to apply bottom paint to our Yankee hull #241. Was curious to hear from other Yankee hull owners as to whether the boats float to their lines or not. I realize that there are many variables that affect where a boat will sit when afloat, but was hoping to get a general consensus.
I know some other owners have carried the bottom paint up to the scribed mark on the hull to compensate for riding a bit low. Did Yankee make any adjustments to their molds to correct this? I would hate to carefully apply a boot top only to have it appreciated by the fish.

Posted: 23 Aug 2015 at 6:25am
Hi Mike
Two general comments, not specifically addressing the Yankee scribed line question
1) having the bottom paint a bit higher than the float line makes people think your boat is 'light' and therefore faster...
2) floating the boat and observing/marking her actual float line, then painting a boot stripe and adjust the bottom paint line (maybe before launching the next season) Ron

Posted: 23 Aug 2015 at 8:14pm
Hey Ron,
We're thinking at this point that we'll go with the boot top. Will see where it floats next summer and if necessary sand off the boot top and apply the bottom paint a bit higher.
On a couple prior boats we just carried the bottom paint up to the topside color. With the Dolphin's pretty hull we'd sort of like to accentuate her curves.

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