Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Copper coat
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Thanks for your input. Perhaps erosion is not the correct term. I was just reading that the Copper Coat becomes thinner over time and will require touch up and an eventual recoat so at some level material is being lost with time. I guess that this could be due to the mechanical abrasion from cleaning and sanding to expose new Copper, or perhaps the water based Epoxy softens some with immersion, I am not sure. The 4 coats that we applied seem to be fairly thin once sanded flat but incredibly hard when compared to any antifouling that I have ever used. i don’t expect to see any Coppercoat smeared up on the bootop as the straps stretch like with some softer antifouling.
I like what you said about the hull being very smooth and agree about the paint buildup problem. One of the first things that struck me about my Amel Maramu was how fair and smooth the bottom is. No bulkheads showing through, just a very fair 29 year old hull with nary a blister.
I hope that we cross paths someday, I would like to see “Ocean Hobo".