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Old 23-05-2010, 06:24   #1
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Petit Hydrocoat Bottom Paint

I was wondering if any of the members have used Petit's Hydrocoat bottom paint and if so what the experience has been?
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Old 23-05-2010, 08:27   #2
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I have used it on my dinghy with good results for Maine summer. Nothing collects on it. The Petit guy said it is the same formulation as their dinghy (for hypalon and PVC) bottom paints and paint for transducers. I am not sure this is much of a test, however, as my dinghy gets run at relatively high speed and regularly--it might be different for a sail boat in a slip. Also, I am convinced that different bottom paints work differently in different areas and also varies on how you use your boat. When I was in the tropics, I had great luck with Trinidad, because I dove the boat periodically and cleaned it--so a hard paint that would stand up to scrubbing was best. Here in Maine, you do not get in the water unless you have to--everyone uses ablatives.
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I am convinced that different bottom paints work differently in different areas and also varies on how you use your boat.
No debate on this issue. It is absolutely true.
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true about different waters effecting paints differently. When my discount venders price for Trinidad was $275.00 per gallon I almost had a stroke. Think I will give the Hydocoat a try. Primaraly sailing in the brackish waters of the Hudson river.
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I painted my 26' power cruiser with Hydrocoat before the 2006 season. After four summers on the water in SE Alaska, it still looks good and works well. Should be fine for at least one more summer. I travel slow (6.5 knots) 90% of the time. Much less expensive and less nasty to apply than several other choices.
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