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Old 09-11-2010, 15:32   #16
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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.
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Old 09-11-2010, 15:36   #17
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Don:

I August my boat had been on the mooring here on Long Island for a few weeks while I did other stuff. When I got back I went down to check the prop. Yikes! Got some pictures here: THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: JUST SCRAPPING BY
The waters were warmer this year . It seems some of the marine critters enjoyed it as much as I did.

Hell, after looking at that I have to say my "problem hull" is clean enough to eat off of. I feel a little better for me now, but sorry for you.
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My boat is moored in Gloucester not too far away and I had no growth other than a thin slime layer on my hull. I used Interlux ACT this year and very little paint is left although the current gets up to about 2 knots at my mooring which can't help. The prop and speedo fouled really badly despite being painted with a prop paint (I can't remember which one off the top of my head). I waited 3 months to clean the prop the first time and then did it twice more in the remaining 2 months and hauled with a lot of barnicles.
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Hell, after looking at that I have to say my "problem hull" is clean enough to eat off of. I feel a little better for me now, but sorry for you.
I'm just glad I went down and checked the prop before I started to cruise. I don't use anything on the prop and shaft but, do dive and clean the hull a couple of times a season. Though this growth seemed worse than I ever remember.
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