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Old 17-01-2011, 14:56   #16
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Speaking of commercial ships, two years ago when I hauled out and bought a couple of gallons of ablative paint from Bluewater, I asked the salesman over the phone about their commercial paint which had a 5 year product life. He told me that the paint was useful for vessels traveling thousands of miles per year and that even using my sailboat every week would not approximate the useage that would be required to get good performance out of that paint. I'm still not sure about that explaination in that sitting out in front of the house here on the Cheaspeake are maybe a half dozen ocean going boats at anchorage waiting for a berth to open in the Baltimore Harbour. Over the summer some of those boats sat for over a month so that seems insufficient to clean the bottom by his explaination. And I would not think they would be dry docked every couple of years to paint. An argument could also be made that more speed in needed for effective cleaning however again if that being the case then power boats should benefit. So...how are these ocean going freighters able to keep their bottoms clean for extended periods??
I'll bet you those ship owners would just LOVE to have them moving cargo. No money in a moored ship.
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Old 28-06-2011, 04:37   #17
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Re: Zyrex Ten-Year Bottom Paint

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I saw this bottom paint at the Chicago indoor boat show yesterday, and I am thinking of trying it on our powerboat.

Not only is it advertized as having a 10 year life, it makes the claim that it is 100% waterproof, so it can be used as a barrier coat.

Has anyone tried it?

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I have, with very poor results. I had the bottom of my boat sandblasted and applied six coats of this epoxy. The boat went back in the water April 21st. 2011, the bottom was covered with barnacles and had to be cleaned May 7th. 2011 with another cleaning around three weeks later. I am now back in my home port and will have the boat hauled July 5th. 2011 for yet another bottom job using another manufacturers paint.
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Old 28-06-2011, 10:27   #18
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Re: Zyrex Ten-Year Bottom Paint

Oh, man....it's tough to be a leading edge customer.

I guess that proves that B*llsh*t is not an antifoulant.
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