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Old 03-04-2014, 06:50 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by fstbttms View Post
Sounds like you are referring to Interlux Micron 66.
Probably. I was considering that but the diver and the marina manager both recommended Trinidad so that's what I went with.

At some point, I expect I'll have to have it all sanded off and start over. That's one disadvantage with hard paint.

Another thing to throw into the mix is that the enviro-terrorists are pressuring the governments to ban copper based bottom paint for recreational boats so we will eventually be forced to use something else. Paint manufacturers are introducing copper free paints but I don't want to be a test dummy for them.

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Old 07-04-2014, 10:48 AM   #22
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Resurrecting this because I'm having our DF 44's bottom done in Savannah. The boat will be kept on the Chesapeake and almost certainly will be hauled each winter. The Hinkley yard strongly recommends Sea Hawk Cukote. Does anyone use it? For those on the Chesapeake and who haul regularly, what are the paints of choice up your way?

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Old 07-04-2014, 10:54 AM   #23
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Yes, I have used Seahawk CuCoat with great results. I just had my bottom painted with Petit Ultra with slime fighter. We will see how this works.
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:06 PM   #24
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Compatibility of the new paint with the old is critical. Your yard should know.
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:01 PM   #25
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My boat is kept in the water 24/7 all year in Florida. I've been using Pettit Trinidad paint and am very pleased. It holds up extremely well; however, I still have the bottom cleaned by a diver (or me) once every month. This is a must for Florida!
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:14 PM   #26
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the trouble with ablative paints is sitting....

if you use your boat every week or so they are great.

when you sit...even the best (unless tin based) wind up sliming up which promotes all the other growth.

As long as you move a decent amount every week...almost anything works.

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