I launched a new hard bottom dink on July 1 without any bottom paint
. We cruised (and used it) for 2 weeks and then weekend use till the end of July. August I took the boat out after only one month and it was extremely fouled including some hard growth. I cleaned it all up and applied bottom paint
and relaunched it.
I hauled the dink out on Nov 2 - 4 months and there were a handful of smallish barnacles
and no other fouling.
This was all in the western end of Long Island Sound
. The boats hull
look like it is fouled around the waterline. The transducer for the log was extremely fouled so I suspect the bottom will be as well. But the transducers had no anti fouling
as it ablated off I suppose.
I don't haul till the spring so I won't know how this paint
faired this past season till I get a peek in Spring 2011.