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Old 23-03-2017, 15:35   #1
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Bottom Paint - Caribbean - need help...

Hello we have our Lagoon 500 in Belize and have a limited set of bottom paint options:
1 - Trinidad 75
2 - Seahawk 44
3 - Seahawk Tropikote EX

My goal is to get 3-4 seasons in this sailing environment with daily / weekly usage. Boat will unlikely spend more than 30 days out of the water in any given season...

Anyone have advice on the limited list above before I pull the trigger? Thank you for all your help....
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Old 23-03-2017, 20:09   #2
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Re: Bottom Paint - Caribbean - need help...

I'd sure like to know a paint that works effectively for 3 to 4 years in the tropics. Nothing I've used comes close.
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Old 18-06-2021, 19:26   #3
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Re: Bottom Paint - Caribbean - need help...

I painted my boat with interlux micron 66 four years now. I have to do a new bottom paint now but after 4 years I still have a clean bottom.
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Re: Bottom Paint - Caribbean - need help...

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I'd sure like to know a paint that works effectively for 3 to 4 years in the tropics. Nothing I've used comes close.
The Seahawk Islands 44 does that but is illegal in many places. Micron 66 worked as well for us but stay out of fresh water with that.
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Old 19-06-2021, 08:19   #5
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Seahawk 44
Great results
For us
Not 4 years great
2-3 years best we accomplished.
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Old 19-06-2021, 08:32   #6
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Re: Bottom Paint - Caribbean - need help...

I have sourced Trans Ocean bottom paint in Guatemala before from a SUR distributor. It was significantly less expensive than USA imported paints and works well.

Are you actually getting a bottom job done in Belize?

If you move the boat between Belize and the Rio Dulce seasonally you can get 3-4 seasons. I used to.
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