Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bottom Paint Warning


karkauai
 

Got it that time Bill.  I remember seeing it when you first posted it.  Pretty impressive difference.  Thinking I'll probly go with Island44 next time and buy enuf to paint again in 4 years unless someone convinced me b4 then that CopperCoat works in the Tropics.  So far not convinced, but I know Island 44 will last 3-4 years.

Sure is a lot of conflicting information out there.
Kent


On Jul 8, 2015, at 10:36 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 4:27 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hmm.  That link wouldn't open on my iPhone.  I'll try it again on my laptop.  If next time I decide to paint with something not available here, I'll probably be somewhere outside the U.S. and EPA tentacles.  Thanks for the offer, though, I'll keep it in mind.
Kent


On Jul 8, 2015, at 10:20 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,


I said that I wouldn't do it mostly because I am lazy. It is too bad that Micron77 is not sold in the USA...the EPA has blocked its application along with every application during the last 6 years...what goes with that? Anyway, Micron77 is good in fresh, salt and brackish. Maybe I can smuggle some to you. ;)

Bill

On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 4:13 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <a melyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill.  I don't mind doing it in warm water, but not cold.  I'm looking at making my own Hookah system for cleaning the bottom, unfouling the prop, changing zincs, maybe enuf hose to unfoul an anchor.  For now I'm going to put Pettits Ultimate SR60 on and see how it lasts.  Waiting to hear how others in the tropics fare w CopperCoat.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently Deltaville VA


On Jul 8, 2015, at 10:04 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

Remember, if you like cleaning/scrubbing/diving on your bottom 2-4 times a year, then CopperCoat is good for you. Me...I am too lazy for that!

Bill
BeBe

On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 5:33 PM, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi, Bill,
I've been doing some research about all this, and talking to the paint gurus here at Deltaville Boat Yard.

It seems that CopperCoat works extremely well in colder water like the NE USA and Mediterranean, but not so much in the tropics, where I'll be doing most of my sailing.

Micron66 is great paint for the tropics, but apparently doesn't do well in brackish water.  Here on the Chesapeake they put Micron 66 on a boat at the owner's request, and had to repaint in just a few months.  Interlux paid the bill for the prep and new paint job.  Since I'll be in brackish water for the next several months, I'm going to go with their recommended Pettit Ultima SR60.  When they have the old paint removed and the hull is dry enough, they'll put a coat of primer and two coats of paint.  I'll let you know how it does.

It turns out that SeaHawk Island 44, the tin-based paint is available almost everywhe re but the US.  It's actually sold in the US but can only be applied to boats of 75ftLOA.  Most large ships and USNavy ships are painted with similar paints to avoid hauling out so often.  So us little boats are the least likely to be polluting with bottom paint, but are the only ones who can't buy it here. What a crock!  Gotta love the EPA.  If this Pettit paint doesn't last more than a couple years, I'll probably go elsewhere and have Island 44 put on again.

Steady as she goes.
Kent
SM243
Kristy




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