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Old 27-11-2018, 04:17   #1
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Micron 66 and the Panama Canal ❓

We selected Micron 66 without reading the small print about not using it in fresh water. Even then it was not really a concern until I talked to Interlux tech support:
Q - "Does it completely stop working in fresh water?"
A - "It doesn't just stop working. It falls off"
Q - "Will it be OK for two days transiting the Panama Canal?"
A - "Maybe..."
Not exactly encouraging.... So - has anyone transited the canal with this bottom paint? Was it a problem?

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Re: Micron 66 and the Panama Canal ❓

Well, I haven't been on the Panama Canal, but I have had the Micron 66 in freshwater. Way up the Pocomoke River where I was surprised to learn the river was fed by a huge aquifer.

What I was finally told, and was my experience here, is that it doesn't fall off until the boat is hauled out. Then it "cornflakes" and has a tendency to pop off. It continued to provide protection until then.

Anyway, that was my experience.
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Re: Micron 66 and the Panama Canal ❓

Thanks gray. That is a useful data point.

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Well, I haven't been on the Panama Canal, but I have had the Micron 66 in freshwater. Way up the Pocomoke River where I was surprised to learn the river was fed by a huge aquifer.

What I was finally told, and was my experience here, is that it doesn't fall off until the boat is hauled out. Then it "cornflakes" and has a tendency to pop off. It continued to provide protection until then.

Anyway, that was my experience.
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