Originally Posted by windship
How do you like sanding or blasting the old paint off when it has become ineffective?
Stick with a multi season ablative paint.
Are you inferring that a new epoxy can't be layered over the old one? Or merely that eventually you would want to take all the old paint off? The latter is true but certainly wouldn't need to be done at each haulout.
The knock against ablatives is they are NOT superior to epoxies, as far as anti fouling goes, they do not stand up well to in-water hull cleaning and they are much more damaging to the environment than most other anti fouling solutions. Something to consider in the Chesapeake.