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

Originally Posted by Fstbttms View Post
I am unaware of any anti fouling paint manufacturer that recommends fewer than two full coats for any of their products, regardless of type.
Yes, I put on two coats onto leading edges, bottom of the keel and at the water line, then roll on two further full coats over everything. As a measure, I use 10 litres of paint on a 44ft boat with a bottom like this:

This treatment normally lasts an easy 24 months but I don't clean between. This last round went for 30 months and I had just a light dusting of tiny barnacles at the waterline and a fine film of slime that washed of easily with a pressure washer.

BTW, I don't "have a diver", I "am the diver".

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