Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Finally a real forum member
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Congratulations and welcome to the group Arno.
I am using SeaHawk Island 44. It is available in the US only for boats over 75 ft. It is tin based and works great for 4-4.5 years. All the big boats and ships use tin- based paints because they perform better.
I haven’t hauled the boat just to service the prop shaft. My C-drive oil remains clear. I drop the bow thruster after 2 years to check the oil in it and so far it has remained clear and no loss. I rarely dock so the bow thruster gets very little use. I put 4-500 hours a year on the engine.
A word of warning...nothing else sticks to tin-based paints. To recoat with another product, the hull has to be completely stripped (in a closed environment in the US).