Amesbury 16 Dory, Eds Boat

I received a query from one of our regular readers several days ago. He's close to buying an Amesbury 16 like mine. He had several questions for me that I'll share because there is some relevance to almost anyone that is acquiring a new boat that has never had bottom paint applied. So, the question first: Hi Ed- Hope your summer is going well. As i mentioned i'm looking at either a Holland 14 or a Sturdee. My plan is to drop the boat in the water in the beginning of the season, and then ...