I think this is a potential big debate, with some really strong opinions. As somebody who has to make a decision shortly, I need help. I am sure that bottom paint
decisions should be site specific, boat specific, and made based on both cost and maintenance
decisions. Hopefully, we can have different threads for different assumptions. Right now I would love to hear your opinions on my situation. Assumptions:
for at least two winters, 35 foot cruising catamaran
, willing to hand scrub regularly just for the exercise and only drawing a metre so I can reach it all easily, willing to pay only a reasonable premium for performance and lower maintenance
, willing to blast and sand the old stuff off hopefully only once, hoping I don't need to haul often.
By the way, do I thank you guys often enough? This forum is quite a value to me. Merry Xmas.