It's time to haul out
again, yet here in California
, the times they are a changin'...
Marina Del Rey will phase out copper antifouling bottom paint
in the harbor. As many of you already know, Washington
State has already acted on the substance. (I'm sure there are other rules out there and I'd like to hear them.)
This leaves me with the ultimatum: Continue with Copper, or pick from the array of new biocide ablatives that are on the market.
I know the specs and the the rumors and the pros and the cons and the regional advantages and the fresh water
warnings and blah blah it goes on forever...
So I thought I'd get the clarification here, from CF, where everything is clarified crystal clear, every time. Here's the question:
Would you switch now while the sanding
will be minimal and take your risks with the new paint
Have you switched already; and how did it work out for you?
Has anybody had to sand off the new stuff because it SUCKS that bad and cannot be endured? Then put Copper hard paint back on? (Nightmare scenario)
With that said, I'm talking cruising boats in the water
365 and traveling to new ports
of call and needing berthing, btwl services, etc.