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Old 22-05-2012, 02:50   #1
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can you people help me fine best bottom paint and best way to put on my Newport 41 (1978), last time 6 years ago I was using Trinidad and using diver services every 3-4 months to clean the quick growing beard,
I sail San Fran bay & Pacific, in the bay **** grows v. fast.
Haw to buy TBT ( I know is bad, hash) help please, Y can e-mail also,
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Old 22-05-2012, 05:58   #2
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Re: bottom paint

I use Trinidad last time, 3 coats, last clean for 12 months, after that , a soft scrub every 2 or 3 months , try to found TBT stuff if you can or hig loaded cooper paint.
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Old 22-05-2012, 06:07   #3
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Re: bottom paint

To solve my bottom problem I always put 12 packs of Cayenne pepper in the last gallon of anti fouling, and don't have to scrub for at least a year, and we stay in the water full time and live aboard, and pull the boat every three years.
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Re: bottom paint

A neat way is to put 2 coats of soft over hard paint. Less scrubbing the first year or so.

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Re: bottom paint

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can you people help me fine best bottom paint and best way to put on my Newport 41 (1978), last time 6 years ago I was using Trinidad and using diver services every 3-4 months to clean the quick growing beard,
I sail San Fran bay & Pacific, in the bay **** grows v. fast.
Haw to buy TBT ( I know is bad, hash) help please,
You already have the best anti fouling paint available- Trinidad. However, no anti fouling paint is going to last more than 2 or 3 years and yours is well past that. To maximize paint longevity and boat performance, you should be having the bottom cleaned every 2 months in the SF Bay Area.

Regarding using a TbT paint- even if you are somehow able to get your hands on some, no yard in the country will let you apply it.

BTW- the cayenne pepper thing is a wive's tale and a waste of good pepper.
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