Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interlux micron 66
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We considered CC and are in warm water (Florida). I talked to a company representative who stated that most people who are unhappy with CC is because the paint was applied incorrectly. It is a process with little lenience. Few yards seem to really understand the correct procedure. This is an ongoing challenge for the CC company. Even the yards that are certified do very few boats and are not proficient with the process.
I asked the company representative to give me the name of a boat yard in Florida who purchases the most product from them. My logic being that this would be the yard most familiar with the application process. I was surprised when they didn’t really have a preferred location to which to refer potential customers. If we had gone the CC option, the local representative offered to oversee the paint application and “teach” our local yard the process.
CC does work well in warm water. If I remember correctly, if the boat is hauled and the CC paint sits for a few days while dry dock work is performed then the paint must be lightly sanded before being splashed. So, since an Amel requires a haul out about every two years anyway for drive, prop and bow thruster service, CC offers no real savings. We opted for Micron 66. Dollar for dollar, Micron was the less expensive option and works well.
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Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 8:08 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interlux micron 66
Bill / JP
I am very interested in this – we had CC on our last boat which was mainly on the west Coast of France and found it worked really well – we cleaned a light coating of grow off once a year.
I will be very interested to hear how it fairs in the tropics – we are considering applying this to our Amel next year, but don’t expect to leave the Med for a few years.
When I talk to local enterprises about it there seems to be a real mix of those that really like it and those that hate it and think it doesn’t work.
Canet en Roussillion, France
No offense at all; I found CC to work well for me so far...
I will admit my error if the future makes you right and me wrong.