Stus-List Repainting Waterline Stripe...

David davidrisch75 at
Tue Sep 20 11:01:22 EDT 2016

My biggest concern is flexibility at the aft end where the strips starts curving radically.   1/4" painters tape is flexible?

Thanks in advance

David F. Risch
(401) 419-4650 (cell)

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Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:50:57 +0000
Subject: Re: Stus-List Repainting Waterline Stripe...
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CC: Mike.Hoyt at

You can get painter masking tape as think as ¼ inch.  Use that for the contoured areas and then put something wider overlapping over that.  Has always worked
 for me when painting decks, etc …

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I’d spend the few extra bucks and get a good 3M tape. I just did some Awlcraft painting for gloss and non-skid on my hatches and I used the Awlgrip (and my painter) recommended 3M 218 Fine Line tape for masking the gloss vs. non-skid prior
 to spraying. I’ll be masking off the entire deck sometime this week or next and I find the 218 properties to be easy to use. Electrical tape is a bit stretchy and I’m not fond of the glue used.


Don’t know what your setup with the boat in the yard is but a good way to mark the waterline and boot stripes is with a laser. Boat’s gotta be level fore-and-aft and side-to-side.



Dave Godwin

1982 C&C 37 - Ronin

Reedville - Chesapeake Bay

Ronin’s Overdue Refit


On Sep 20, 2016, at 10:03 AM, Joel Aronson via CnC-List <cnc-list at> wrote:




I would check with the manufacturer to see what you can use over AwlGrip.


On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 9:59 AM, David via CnC-List <cnc-list at> wrote:


You are the my next question was how to follow the extreme curvature under the stern (waterline and curves widens radically to maintain visual width when hull tucks under).

This is my solution.


David F. Risch

(401) 419-4650 (cell)



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