Removing Anti-Foul Paint


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I recently purchased a 2007 170cc with a 60hp Yamaha 4 stroke. I've been looking for model exact boat for months, and am thrilled to have found one close to home and at a great price. The boat is fantastic and just needed a little elbow grease.

I have seen several threads about putting ON anti-fouling paint. But I am interested in taking it OFF. My boat has the paint, but it's peeling off in places and just doesn't look good. And it partially comes off with a pressure washer, but not cleanly. I much prefer to just remove it as I will be trailering it almost exclusively.

Is there a recommended process for removing the paint? Are there chemicals that are safe to use on Ropelene to remove paint? Any tips that might help?

Thanks in advance.