Originally Posted by SailFastTri
Same as always down here in southern New England
, using Pettit Hydrocoat on the hull
and Vivid on the skeg. Zero hard growth and slime needed wiping once a month starting in July.
You must have had a bad batch of bottom paint
. Which one did you use?
I used West Marine
CCI-Plus (something like that). I put almost 2 gals on the boat and multi coats up along the waterline (so I could brush it during the season). My waterline seemed to stay a little cleaner this year as I moved the anti-foul up higher so the waves while at mooring
would still be "kind of" on the anti-foul.
I still have a real good paint
layer on the boat. Except for the front edge of the rudder
that worn all away (I think I put at least 3 coats on that).
So the decision is whether the weather
or the paint
is to blame. Guess either way it's time to try a different anti-foul.