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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:05 am 
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is it possible to apply anti-fouling paint to the getaway pontoons so the boat can be kept in a canal over the summer? if so, are there any that should not be used? or is there one that people have found to work best?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:29 pm 
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I'd advise against trying to paint the getaway hulls.
hard to get paint to stick to the roto molded plastic.
and the advise here has been against leaving the boat
in the water. better to keep it out of the water on some
kind of float. jetfloat makes a modular dock system, but
probably cost as much as the getaway..doug


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:08 pm 
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Agree on both points.

To expand on the in-the-water idea... not a good idea due to the shaking that even small ripples causes a cat. This can cause accelerated wear and failure to parts.

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 1:17 pm 
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thanks matt. i have read your warning about mooring in several locations, but it just seems odd to me. the getaway, as with other hobies, uses high quality parts that are similar if not better than may other sailboats. there are millions of sailboats rigged and floating for seasons or full years and there's never any warning about not keeping those boats moored/on the water. what is different about a hobie cat that makes it not advisable to keep it in the water? i just can't seem to think of any part - other than the mast ball/base - that would be any different than other boats.

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