Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-17-2017, 02:24 PM   #41
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale. Florida, USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 21,451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hamrow View Post
You guys talking about Trinidad SR? hard or ablative...?
Trinidad SR is hard.
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2017, 02:39 PM   #42
Guru
 
Bigsfish's Avatar
 
City: Miami River
Vessel Name: Gotcha
Vessel Model: Grand Banks. Heritage. 54
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,938
I tried ablative paint years ago but it never lasted a year in South Florida on a boat that cruised at 20 knots and was used about 100 days per year.
Bigsfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2017, 02:43 PM   #43
Guru
 
diver dave's Avatar
 
City: Palm Coast, FL
Vessel Name: Coquina
Vessel Model: Lagoon 380
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 2,458
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigsfish View Post
I tried ablative paint years ago but it never lasted a year in South Florida on a boat that cruised at 20 knots and was used about 100 days per year.
Yeah, I also cruised at 20kts. It took 2 new complete coats at hauling, and that was over the existing paint film that was left. It lasted 2x what Trinidad did on the running gear, so yes, Prop Speed is the trick ticket there.

Of course, you can't be rubbing the hull routinely with ablatives.
diver dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2017, 03:37 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
City: PNW
Vessel Model: American Tug 435
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 258
The reason I ask is that we're contemplating a move of the boat to the FL area eventually. In our case, we mostly cruise 7 kts, but rarely can push up to 15 kts. We have a hard AF paint now. Given this and that we're averaging a slower speed, would you still recommend Trinidad SR, or something else for Florida...?
Hamrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2017, 03:55 PM   #45
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale. Florida, USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 21,451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hamrow View Post
The reason I ask is that we're contemplating a move of the boat to the FL area eventually. In our case, we mostly cruise 7 kts, but rarely can push up to 15 kts. We have a hard AF paint now. Given this and that we're averaging a slower speed, would you still recommend Trinidad SR, or something else for Florida...?
I would. Some might not. But the popularity of Trinidad SR speaks volumes. Just need to be sure it's compatible to your old paint, and it very likely is.
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2017, 04:18 PM   #46
Guru
 
Bigsfish's Avatar
 
City: Miami River
Vessel Name: Gotcha
Vessel Model: Grand Banks. Heritage. 54
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,938
I would too, after 50years of having boats in Florida I’m so,d on Trinidad. However I would ask questions of a yard near where your planning on keeping your boat and ask their opinion. Local knowledge is hard to beat.
Bigsfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012