Re: Antifouling / Bottompaint
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I like Micron 66 because it reacts with saltwater to release biocide and is microscopically ablative. I think all of the Micron series is a hard paint that is microscopically ablative, each with different release systems. In the tropics, we needed this sort of protection.
There is no ablative action with Coppercoat. And in the tropics, people with Coppercoat were cleaning their hulls every month or two.
Everyone needs to be aware that there are the best solutions for different areas.
Also, the SeaJet 033 that Amel was recently using (I had not heard they switched to Coppercoat) is difficult to find in areas that do not use Europe as the supply chain.
Lastly, I had Micron 66 put on our SM in New Zealand and someone I know had Coppercoat done at the same time. Nine months later when we docked side-by-side in Singapore his hull had about 1" of marine growth on the hull because he had not cleaned it, our SM was perfectly clean.
If you don't mind cleaning your hull Coppercoat might be the best thing for certain cruising areas.