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Old 03-08-2014, 15:47   #16
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Greetings to all who have taken time out to answer. I guess I should have been more detailed in my question. My boat is always on the move. I work as sailing instructor/capt. in Bali half the year. Its in ok condition but has some of the bottom paint chipped away. I was going to use Interlux Micron 66 which is good but wanted to see if anybody had other opinions regarding this issue. When i come back in 6 month im going on a 6 month windward/leeward island sailing trip with the fam. Cheers for the info.
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Here in Singapore with a high growth environment and ~26 DegC water I have used 3 different paints. Micron Extra has so far worked the best - I can't afford Micron 66.

Boat generally used weekly, I wipe the hull every month. At about 12-13 months I have to wipe the hull every 2 weeks and at 18 months I have to reapply.
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I was going to use Interlux Micron 66 which is good but wanted to see if anybody had other opinions regarding this issue.
There are two products I ever recommend. One is Pettit Trinidad SR. The other is Interlux Micron 66. There are no better performing examples of the hard and ablative types, IMHO.
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I have been using Micron 66 for over 10 years in NJ and have consistently gotten several years between haul outs. Last haul out was April 2012 and still no growth.


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