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Old 03-11-2011
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Yes you need the paint. I would go for an ablative. We have used Micron Extra for 6 years and actually have great results with it. First year great...secoind year good, but we have noticed it does not slough off the slime as well as it should,


I am thinking of switching over to Petit Ultima SR on recommendations of T37chef. The research I have done is that the self polishing of the ultima occurs at a slower speed than the micron extra and I shoulhave less problems with slime. ( I beleive West Marine uses this as a knockoff on one of their lines also somewhat cheaper.)

Check out Practical Sailor Tests for ratings at 6, 12, 18 months and 2 years.

Micros Exrtra/ Petit Ultima SR cant go worng here.

Dave
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