TOPSIDES AND DECKS
It is nothing short of amazing the way a first-class Awlgrip linear polyurethane paint job can transform your yacht. The deep shine can remove years from your boat's age, and the hardness and toughness of Awlgrip far outpaces the durability of gelcoat. But what separates a flawless Awlgrip topsides or deck paint job from a so-so result? A few things: Preparation is all-important. Only a meticulous dedication to filling, fairing, sanding, and chasing down the tiniest of flaws in the work surface will yield a superior finish. (Awlgrip, famous for its brilliant, rich luster, is also extremely "unforgiving" in that it highlights the most minute ripple or bump). Next is a similarly fanatical attention to masking -- overspray is an unwelcome by-product of a poorly-masked job. Finally, the fine art of team-spraying Awlgrip under controlled conditions is the key to perfection.
Awlgrip may be the Mercedes of paints, but antifouling is just as important. For the best adhesion and finish, proper surface preparation, whether that means stripping or a thorough sanding, is important. Along the way to preparing your boat for a great bottom job, NEB can take care of routine maintenance (such as changing the zincs or checking the Cutlass bearing) and repairs (when you went aground last summer, the bottom was more rock than mud). Whether your boat is a racer or a cruiser, power or sail, we are happy to assist you in selecting the antifouling paint and application method (roller or spray) that's best for your baby's bottom. For more information about any type of paintwork contact Yard Manager Scott Murray at 401-683-4000 or Email NEB.