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Old 28-04-2013, 16:15   #1
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Question Bottom Paint Advice

I, am a fresh water sailor in the Great Lakes, taking my boat ( 40 ft sail) south this fall. I have always used VC17 and have been happy however I know it will not perform in the salt water.

My plan is to use the boat for two seasons ( January to May ) and then store her on the hard in Fort Pierce Florida for our return to Canada.

Ablative paints allow me to relaunch without recoating.

My question is what paint would be recommend, Micron CSC is available here in Canada ( strong enough), Pettit recommend Horizon SR 40 or SR60.

Based on the waters of South Florida and the Bahamas and my limited in the water time, what paint or paints might would work well

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Old 28-04-2013, 20:50   #2
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Re: Bottom Paint Advice

When in doubt, more copper is better.
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