I don't know if Coppercoat is the same thing as copperclad. My Privilege
39 had coppercoat/copperclad sprayed on the hull
in the mold
when it was built. It was supposed to function as an antifouling coating. We were supposed to rough it up periodically with abrasive to expose the copper to make it work.
It was a $5000 option from the factory. It never worked for me. I had to scrub the bottom frequently, and I didn't appreciate any antifouling properties that were significant.
I broke two legs and five ribs in New Zealand
and was off the boat for 4 months with the boat moored in the Hatea River in Whangarei, New Zealand
. When I got back on the boat, I found that there was four inches of tube worm like growth on the hulls. When I hauled the boat, we filled up four 55 gallon drums with the growth from the bottom of the hull
. We actually used flat bladed shovels to scrape the growth off the hulls and then shovel it into the 55 gallon drums.
After that experience, I went to standard copper antifouling paint
, and I have been much happier with the results.
The name of the product sprayed on our hull in the mold
was Crystic Copperclad.