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Old 15-06-2017, 10:19   #31
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Re: Micron 66 - worth the extra $$$?

I don't plan to have it "applied" in Washington State".

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Old 15-06-2017, 10:21   #32
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Re: Micron 66 - worth the extra $$$?

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I don't plan to have it "applied" in Washington State".
Then why stock up? Copper paints aren't banned anywhere else.

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Old 15-06-2017, 12:45   #33
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Micron 66 - worth the extra $$$?

We applied Micro66 a few years back with some additives. It was fine but after 10 months I was back cleaning off weed and then barnacles. Our pattern for cruising takes us on a lot of passaging so we werent just at rest at anchorages. I wont use it again as IMO its not worth the extra cost and for that matter any better than the rest. We are now using SeaHawk Island44 with a tin booster - no better than M66. The promises made around antifoul paints for yachts is one of the biggest scams in this industry.
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Old 16-06-2017, 19:38   #34
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Re: Micron 66 - worth the extra $$$?

I'm with Emerald Sea...

Our boat has always had Micron 66 and this year we put on two new coats before we began our voyaging. We went up to Alaska then down the west coast to Mexico, SOC, and Mainland Mx, about 5000 miles this year. Everything seemed ok until we hit the tropics and since then barnacle growth has been troublesome to say the least. We have to get scraped every three-four weeks now, although that seems pretty common with other cruisers in the Marinas here in Mexico. I am watching this thread with interest as we are hauling this fall and I am scratching my head what to use.

Right now, I'd have to say "not worth the extra $$$."
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Re: Micron 66 - worth the extra $$$?

I used 66 once mid-Chesapeake Bay. Yes, it outperformed everything else (several by Interlux and Petite) I have tried by 20% endurance. I'm going back to 66 next time.
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Re: Micron 66 - worth the extra $$$?

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I'd be interested to hear the experiences of any who have used Micron 66. It costs over 50% more than lots of other AF's, but does it deliver the extra time between slips for a cruising yacht?

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We applied Micron 66 in key west in December 2016. So far I am impresed. We have been in the bahamas since and have zero growth. Other expensive paints (Seahawks best biocop, tin free, etc, ) we have tried had growth in 2 or 3 months that needed scrubbing or flicking off. We had hard growth in 2 months at the waterline and serious adhesion issues that seahawk didn't want to deal with but finally did. And heavy growth in a year or terrible adhesion issues. This paint was the easiest I've ever applied it goes on smooth and looks great. It is very soft and ablates very easily. Not sure we will get 2 years out of 2 coats but so far looking good. 6 full months later.

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