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Old 16-08-2014, 06:40   #16
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Re: Bottom Paint for the Tropics

Sea Hawk Islands 44, and use the additive.
This is without a doubt the best tropical anti fouling paint available to the retail market. Cannot be purchased in the U.S.A, but you can get it in the Bahamas. I am docked in a lagoon in St Maarten in 10' of hot water with some of the worst growth I have ever seen and I am on my second year with my last bottom job. Nothing else even comes close.
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Sea Hawk Islands 44, and use the additive. Cannot be purchased in the U.S.A, but you can get it in the Bahamas.
And that nagging feeling you notice? That'll be your conscience telling you that you are responsible for one of the worst poisons ever intentionally introduced to the marine environment.
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And that nagging feeling you notice? That'll be your conscience telling you that you are responsible for one of the worst poisons ever intentionally introduced to the marine environment.
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Right. That makes OK to use tin paints.
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Nah. Don't bother. This exact argument has been on CF before. This thread is just a Mulligan: effective bottom paint versus the environmental consequences. fstbttms can argue very effectively against the bad chemistry. Most of us want effective bottom paint. The end.
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Nah. Don't bother. This exact argument has been on CF before. This thread is just a Mulligan: effective bottom paint versus the environmental consequences. fstbttms can argue very effectively against the bad chemistry. Most of us want effective bottom paint. The end.
It's not "bad chemistry." It's a very effective poison. So effective that most seafaring nations have banned it because of the environmental harm it has done and continues to do. I find it very presumptuous of you to infer that most boaters don't care about that and would use it anyway. I suspect that those who advocate a selfish, "I'll do whatever the hell I want, regardless of my impact on the environment," position are actually a small minority, despite a vocal few that post here.
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IME people often behave differently than they say they do.



One or two self wipedowns a year or a scheduled cleaning expense?


I'm calling Uncle tho. No point in arguing further.











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Re: Bottom Paint for the Tropics

The secret to ablative bottom paint longevity is being gentle when scrubbing. Use a soft brush where it will take off the slime. Only use a stiff brush or scotch bright where serious creatures have taken root. Aggressive scrubbing of ablative paint makes it ablate way too much and shortens life.
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The secret to ablative bottom paint longevity is being gentle when scrubbing. Use a soft brush where it will take off the slime. Only use a stiff brush or scotch bright where serious creatures have taken root. Aggressive scrubbing of ablative paint makes it ablate way too much and shortens life.
The best thing to do for ablative paint is sail a lot. The "ablation" takes place dynamically.

Oh, and when you do sail, sail faster - LOL...
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