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Stu Jackson
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Re: SF Bay - how long do you get out of Pettit Trinidad SR?

Mark, we're in Grand Marina in Alameda. I've gotten anywhere from 2 to 5 years on a coat and a half. When I broke my leg skiing in 2009, most everything got delayed, as you can imagine. My quarterly diver still said the paint was good in year four, went to poor in year five. Other times it went to poor in 2 to 3 years.

If you have a diver, he'll tell you the condition.

Don't necessarily think it's always gotta be 2 years.

Forget what Practical Sailor or anyone else says, because what any paint does is pretty much "area" specific. Sausalito will be different than the Estuary. If you go up the Delta often, you'll get different performance. If you use your boat a lot, you'll get different performance.

Stu Jackson, Catalina 34, 1986, M25 engine, Rocna 10 (22#), Maple Bay, BC, Canada
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