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Old 03-05-2013, 21:30   #1
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Bottom paint choices

Another ? thats been beat to peices but Ill ask. My Catalina project it coming along and hope to have some sun tomorrow for some pics. Now who likes what for bottom paint at the Texas coast. I spoke with one guy in Corpus Christ and he uses the Interlux Ultra and some times the Micron. Ablative I think he said if you take it out of the water? Im learning so any and will move me in the right direction.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:06   #2
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Re: Bottom paint choices

Putter around a mooring field in your area and look at the boat bottoms. Note the cleaner ones and try to catch the owners to see what they used and how long the boat has been in the water and if they scrub it regularly. When you find a clean one that has been in the water for a while with little regular maintenance, then that is the paint you want. If you will be pulling the boat each year, then pick the cheapest paint you can find and only put on a single thin coat.

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:59   #3
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That's a great idea. Why didn't I think of it Thanks for the input it makes perfect sense.
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Re: Bottom paint choices

Pettit - bottom paint, with a copper-base formula, stands out for ocean cruising. At about $280 USD a gallon, it is not cheap but is well worth it. Barnacles will hate you for using it! Mauritz
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