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Bottom paint: Micron Extra/CSC, Pettit Ultima SR-40/SR-60

I am looking to repaint the bottom of my sailboat. It is going on three years since it was done by the previous owner. The paint currently is/was an ablative paint.

I sail in the gulf along the FL panhandle, and I am planning on going with another ablative paint. Barnacles are problem here. So far I have narrowed my choices down to 4 paints. I was originally planing on going with an Interlux, but I recently came across the Pettit Ultima paints which currently have rebate offers ($10-$20/gal off).

I would greatly appreciate any input on the 4 paints listed below. I am leaning towards the SR-80 or the Micron Extra(SR-80 with rebate is $40 less per gallon). For a C&C 29 mk1, I expect I'll need two gallons. Has anyone had good success with the SR-80? I searched the Sailnet forums on SR-80 and found no hits, so I guess it is rather new product.

[1] Pettit Unltima SR-80
[2] Interlux Micron Extra
[3] Pettit Unltima SR-40
[4] Interlux Micron CSC

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