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Old 07-29-2009
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There are a lot of factors that affect how well bottom paints perform from which paint he bought (Hard racing bottom paints need to be cleaned nearly every week in summer on the Chesapeake) to where the boat is located (flow or no flow, lots of neutriants vs none), usage, and most importantly how it was applied (stired frequently, all solids off the bottom of the can, thick enough application, minimal if any thinning). I have not used West Marine Bottom paint in a very long time but boats at my dock have and have gotten excellent performance so I don't know what the story is.

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