Case Study
BlackJack 224

Overview
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RedFin Charters is a fishing charter operation in Charleston, South Carolina, with two BlackJack 224's in their fleet. The company runs 800 charters in a year and the boats are constantly exposed to their fair share of sun, salt and use. Redfin reached out to Glidecoat about a better solution to prevent fading and oxidization for their fleet and detail the boat for a hull restoration.

Goals

  • Restore the boat's original finish
  • Protect the boat's finish from UV damage
Manufacturer:
BlackJack
Year:
2015
Color:
Black
Issue:
Fading and oxidization
Owner:
RedFin Charters
Challenge
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Redfin uses the Blackjack 224’s extensively in it's fishing charters and given they are chartered most days they see their fair share of sun, salt and use. Given the black hull, the older of the two has seen UV damage on the transom as noted in the picture. Prior to the time of application, we performed a Gloss Meter test of the gelcoat on the transom and the reading averaged 4-5.

Faded and oxidized hull of a Blackjack 224 sitting on a floating dock
In this before shot, you can clearly see the staining and wear on the boat’s finish above the waterline.
Faded and oxidized transom of a Blackjack 224 sitting on a floating dock
Fading and oxidization on the transom of the BlackJack 224 from the usage of constant exposure to the elements
The Process
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