Originally Posted by sum escape
We are fresh water boaters currently in heated winter storage. Planning to start the Loop next Fall from Lake Michigan down the river system. Need some bottom paint advice for salt water so we can paint over storage season. PO has used Interlux BottomKote NT in the fresh water environment. So for all you "salty" experts will this be OK for our time is salt water? Thanks.
You might want to send a personal message to Great Laker who left from Spring Lake MI. I asked him the same question. He didn't mention the brand he used but he had the bottom painted with the same ablative paint he always uses, only had his bottom scraped once in 5 months of salt water, and thought the scaping wasn't necessary. If you are on the move all the time, stuff isn't going to grow very well. If you plan to leave your boat at a marina for a few months, the paint becomes a little more important.
Have you considered the anodes on your boat? Magnesium won't last too long in salt water.