Originally Posted by rognvald
Are there any differences based upon usage since a container ship/commercial vessel travels at high speeds and is underway most of its life where a cruising boat, between passages, spends much time at anchor
? I've read about the paint
on their website but there were no real definitive statements that would apply to recreational vessels. Did I miss something? Best, R.
I inquired about your question of using a commercial
product on a pleasure sail boat. Asked several dealers and end users and they all said ABC#3 should be fine for a sail boat. Here is one users comments:
What type of bottom paint and why?
Also some interesting information from Navy
on AF bottom paints.
They did test the ABC#3 and said it wore away and adhesion failed. I am thinking there may have been a prep problem or substrate problem, as I have never heard bad things about ABC#3 and know quite a few people that use it on their sailboats. The fast wear rate may be a good thing form sailboats since their tests were done at 18 knots. Seeing most of us don't go that fast, maybe the wear rate is satisfactory at say 6-11 knots. The testing also answers some questions about putting a thick layer of AF on and hoping it will last longer: