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post #11 of Old 03-11-2010
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Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
If you want to prevent pollution, you should just advocate against the use of antifouling paints to begin with, and instead recommend cleaning the hull on a regular basis. Which brings us back to careening
I got news for you- hull cleaning does happen on a regular basis. Here in California, boats are cleaned typically 4 to 15 times a year, depending on location. They haven't yet invented an anti fouling paint that eliminates fouling in regions of moderate or high fouling. (Well, OK, they have, but it's illegal now ) But you're right, we (as boaters) should all be lobbying for non-toxic alternatives to anti fouling paint. They already exist, but until copper is banned from use, they will never see a big share of the recreational boating market. They tend to be more expensive, more difficult to apply and less effective than traditional, copper-based paints.

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