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Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 04-02-2016, 10:41
Replies: 81
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Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

I have never stated that Coppercoat needs less cleaning than traditional anti fouling paints. Quite the opposite in fact.



Not so. I have always taken pains to indicate that my experience with...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 04-02-2016, 09:33
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

You didn't answer my question. Why does a boat with a particular product in Austrailia have to be repainted yearly but a boat with the identical product in California only need repainting every 3...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 04-02-2016, 09:30
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

Just to be clear (because I'm sure someone will pick up this ball and run with it), I never said 15 cleanings a year is the norm here in the Bay Area.



To the contrary, the anecdotes I've read...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 04-02-2016, 08:51
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

Yes, I suspect that most of those who report good anti fouling performance with Coppercoat are able do so because they use the product in regions where fouling is very light and therefore in-water...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 03-02-2016, 09:47
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

I do not believe you can make generaizations like that. What ablatives are you talking about? They do not all have equal performance characteristics.
Hard paints are the same. Some are formulated...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 03-02-2016, 08:57
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

I don't know that I'm interested enough to go to the trouble and expense of coating panels to test other products. The question isn't whether or not other products are effective- we know they are....
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 03-02-2016, 08:46
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

Quarterly cleanings are common in the Bay Area, even if they are not the recommended frequency (at least not by me.) I find that a 2-month cycle is the way to go. But CopperCoat is not paint and I...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 02-02-2016, 21:17
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

Got an e-mail today from Jim Edwards of CopperCoat USA, saying that if I provide a credit card to cover shipping, test panels are available. So I gave the necessary info and asked for two panels....
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 02-02-2016, 07:02
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

So you claim there is an anti fouling solution that is so effective it can keep an unused boat hard growth free for decades with zero maintenance in one of the highest fouling regions in the world.
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Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 01-02-2016, 20:19
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Prop Strut Bent or Intentionally Offset?

Look, there are no curved struts. Yours is bent and any other postulation about what is going on is wishful thinking.
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 01-02-2016, 20:16
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Posted By fstbttms
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 01-02-2016, 19:58
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

So you're maintaining that copper sheathing is a more effective anti fouling solution than copper-based anti fouling paint? Do you have firsthand experience with a copper sheathed hull in the...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 01-02-2016, 10:09
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Prop Strut Bent or Intentionally Offset?

The strut on boats with offset shafts are not mounted on the centerline. Your strut is bent.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 31-01-2016, 22:45
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

Just because you can slap a coat of paint on a boat doesn't mean you know how that paint works. Your previous inexpert attempt to explain it is proof enough. :rolleyes:
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 31-01-2016, 11:51
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

You would do well to do a little research into how copper-based anti fouling paints work and the terms used to describe that.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 31-01-2016, 11:31
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

Sloughing and leach rate are two different things. "Sloughing" is what a sloughing paint does as it moves through the water. This is an uncontrolled release of binder and biocide. It should also not...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 31-01-2016, 11:04
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

That is true, as far it goes. But high copper content combined with a high leach rate is what makes for an effective anti fouling product in high fouling regions. CopperCoat has high copper content...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 31-01-2016, 09:23
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

I see no mention of free test panels on the CopperCoatUSA web site.

Edit: I have e-mailed CopperCoat about this. We'll see if the the offer is real or not and if it is, if it is extended to an...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 31-01-2016, 00:00
Replies: 81
Views: 4,734
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is Coppercoat anti foul worth it?

Why would you have to repaint yearly? High quality, high-copper hard paints will provide good performance for three years and more.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 29-01-2016, 08:53
Replies: 354
Views: 21,631
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Richardson Bay liveaboards, heads up!

I stand by my statement nonetheless. :biggrin:
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 28-01-2016, 20:51
Replies: 354
Views: 21,631
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Richardson Bay liveaboards, heads up!

These morons are typical of the liveaboards in Richardson's Bay, despite what the "experts" like sailorchic or wrong might say. But let's be sure to allow these losers continued unrestricted access...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-01-2016, 08:47
Replies: 22
Views: 1,860
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom paint during survey

My understanding is that water pressure can keep the blisters from protruding while the boat is in the water. Once the boat is on the hard, lack of that water pressure allows the blisters to become...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 22-01-2016, 22:38
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Paul Luke Self Feathering Prop.

Looks like 25mm to me.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 22-01-2016, 07:43
Replies: 35
Views: 1,544
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Propeller Removal Preparation

Yes, nylon shims are available to make a larger bore prop work on a smaller diameter shaft. And while metal-to metal contact is reduced, it is not eliminated, as the key and the nut will still be in...
Forum: Our Community 19-01-2016, 11:06
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Plans To Redevelop Alameda Marina In The Works

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