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post #55 of Old 06-23-2013
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Re: Bottom paint: Micron Extra/CSC, Pettit Ultima SR-40/SR-60

Originally Posted by 4arch View Post
I used 2 coats of SR-60 over 2000e last month and "hot coated" the first coat of SR-60. I didn't have any issues. The boat's back in the water now though, so if any long-term issues come up, I won't know for a while.
Update: I went for a swim while at anchor this weekend and had the first good up-close look at the SR-60 since launch back in early April. The boat has been sailed almost every weekend since, but not yet had the bottom cleaned. Slime was low to moderate, less than what might normally be expected after 2 1/2 months in the water. Unfortunately hard growth has started particularly on the aft quarters and top of the rudder. There don't seem to be any issues with adhesion. All in all it seems to be doing moderately well, but I was surprised to see hard growth starting so soon.

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