So progress is going well on the Folkboat which I got for free a couple of months ago. I replace a rotten section of the deadwood, refastened the garboards, wooded the hull, and put on the first coat of bottom paint. I ended up using Interlux Fiberglass Bottom Coat. The boat will be in freshwater, and pulled each winter and stored.
Before I start getting the hull to swell some, I think that I really need to get some paint on the old girl. The boat has been out of the water for 6 years, and the topsides were basically wooded for that time. The planks have many cracks and splits. Before I start pumping water through the boat, I feel that I need to get some paint onto the wood. We are having a very dry summer, and the boat is out in the sun, so any moisture that the wood gets is quickly gone.
So what type of topside paint should I use? I was going to use Interlux Brightside, but it sounds like it is far too brittle...
I searched the archives, and a couple of people suggested using a standard oil based paint.
Also, I would love specifics on different paints. Rather than just saying get this kind, It would help if you could give exact name, brand, etc as I'm new to this stuff.
Am I being a pain yet?...
I will post pictures soon.