Originally Posted by a64pilot
Doing archeological dives on ship wrecks from the late 1700's etc., often one of the only things left is sections of the copper sheeting. so apparently it lasts a long time in salt water
Oh, I agree. Aside from the pockmarks left by the barnacles
, mine doesn't seem to be deteriorating at all. What I initially questioned was why a pure copper cladding would actually attract more barnacles
then a steel hull
that was treated with a bottom paint
whose main "antifouling" ingredient is, you guessed it, copper.
I hope I don't come off as excessively anal about this barnacle business, but I've seen first hand what they can do to my boat's handling at slow speed, and I hope to never see it again.