I posted a year and a half ago asking about best bottom paints for the Bahamas
. I received lots of good comments.
I had used the Petit Trinidad paint
for 40 years on all my boats when cruising in the Florida keys
. Now that I live in the Bahamas, the Trinidad paint
was not working. I assumed we had the best case situation, crystal clear water
and a mooring
over shallow sand bottom. A rep from International paints said, No, this is one of the worst situations. The sun shines on the sides of the bottom and white sand reflects the light to the inside parts
. (We have a 43 ft. catamaran) this promotes broth of slime and weeds.
I had used the Trinidad SR (slime reduction) paint but, still would get a forest of long weeds after less than 6 months. I had to use a wide dry wall putty knife to remove this. It was a long exhausting job and after it started, I had to do this about once a month!
The last haul out
was now 13 months ago. I switched to International Paints's Micron 66 this time.
This paint has been great! More than a year and I just dove the bottom to find a light layer on slime only. No weeds. This wiped off easily with a light 3M scrubber. Did the entire bottom in half an hour!
Just a FYI.
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