Re: A question about coppercoat


ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Arnold,

 We have had no need to clean and grind Coppercoat in the ten years that we have had it  , other than occasionally wiping off slime after a few months which we can do swimming.

 Have a look at the Coppercoat website--I think you will find that their major market is commercial vessels, oil rigs etc  They know about long water times and the huge cost of taking vessels out of use for maintenance.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt@...>
Sent: 30 October 2020 17:17
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A question about coppercoat
 
We’ve only sanded once, 4 days after application. That was 7 years ago.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Oct 30, 2020, at 1:03 PM, Arnold Mente via groups.io <Arnold.mente@...> wrote:

From my point of view, the elementary problem is that you still have to go to the crane every year to clean it and grind it again so that it works.
Of course, this increases the costs if you don't want to get out of the water every year. 
My personal recommendation for those with long water times is still the tried and tested antifoulings for 2 or 3 years (Micron, Seajet ..). 
This form may be helpful for yachts that do not have epoxy protection under water from the shipyard. 
My personal question is always why is it not used by commercial shipping?

Best

Arnold
SV Zephyr
SM203

Am 30.10.2020 um 17:49 schrieb Ruslan Osmonov <rosmonov@...>:

Does CopperCoat stay in tact when hauling out? Given it is epoxy mix coats, I assume so, but still would like to ask. 
I use regular ablative water based antifoul and every year my boat has marks from straps. and where the straps go, antifoul paint is mostly wiped off and needs painting. 

On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 12:38 PM Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
CopperCoat has been the least expensive antifoul I’ve ever used. Spread that “high” cost across 10 or more years....

Matt ~~~_/|)~~~
A50#27


On Friday, October 30, 2020, 10:05:24 AM CST, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Craig, That sounds expensive, but I spent $1500.00 on bottom paint a couple of years ago. If you got six years for $2300. ,that would work out  pretty well,if it works for you ,seems to have had different results for different people ,probably application error.
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Oct 30, 2020 11:20 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A question about coppercoat

Hi Pat - check out coppercoatusa.com - they list an SM as needing 18 "Kits" for $2340. Site is a "must read and study".
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Cheer, SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL





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Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203

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