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Old 26-03-2015, 08:19   #31
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Re: Which bottom paint for San Francisco Bay?

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I hear the EPA is going to block copper based paint soon, so you may need to do the job soon before that happens.
While there is pressure at the state & regional levels to reduce copper in some of California's waterways, nothing is going to happen in a hurry, if indeed anything happens at all. Even in Washington, where legislation passed several years ago, restricting copper in anti fouling paints, boat owners have the better part of a decade before the law is enforced. And FYI, the USEPA is not involved in banning metals used in anti fouling paints. It only sets the acceptable levels of metals in the water column.

Don't believe most of the uninformed bullsh*t you hear on the docks.
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Old 31-03-2015, 07:23   #32
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No offense, but the performance of any anti fouling paint cannot be accurately judged simply by looking at or feeling the waterline. That said, what you describe seems normal.



I do not service Marin County, but if you need referrals, I can give you some.
Do you have a dock where I can bring my boat for bottom cleaning?
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Re: Which bottom paint for San Francisco Bay?

I have used the Micron 66. I applied the paint in Oregon 2007. Sailed the boat to SF (Marina Village) then to San Diego. Kept her there till Oct 2009. Then to La Paz, Mexico. From there I brought her back to SF and finally did the bottom in 2013. I dove the bottom occasionally. I sailed the boat hard when I sailed her but it was usually a month or two between sails. Never had any hard growth. I applied three coats of Micron 66 in 2013 and have dove the bottom 3 times. There is not any hard growth on the bottom but there is on the prop. I also apply very thick coats of paint with extra coats for the leading and trailing edges and the waterline. I have a goal of hauling every two years but . . . . well it kept on stretching. Bottom has no hard growth so I don't plan on hauling this year. Boat is in Brickyard Cove now BTW
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