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Old 13-01-2018, 09:05   #31
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Re: Hard or Soft - Paint

Early last December it was time to finish the winterization as we were not going to be out on the water until the weather got warm again. I can see from the finger pier a section of the hull under the water and it was clear there was some growth on it. What the heck, one last motor outing. Maybe 10 nm at 6 to 7 knots. Back in the slip and all the growth was gone.

That is how ablative paints are supposed to work.
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Old 13-01-2018, 09:17   #32
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That is how ablative paints are supposed to work.
Umm... hate to break it to you, but the fact that the growth you saw was apparently gone after you took the boat out has nothing to do with your use of an ablative paint. "Ablation" refers to the way the paint exposes fresh biocides to the surface, not that it somehow sheds already attached fouling growth.
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Old 13-01-2018, 09:44   #33
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Say it ain't so!

There is some connection. If any growth prevented any further ablation, then the effectiveness of the ablative paint would be nill upon any growth on the bottom.

Oh, well, at least at nine months after the bottom being painted there is no discernable growth on the bottom. I know only hauling the boat and inspecting the entire bottom will tell the tale. Short of that, all seems well.
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