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post #3 of Old 09-26-2011
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I think you can put most bottom paints used in salt water into one of three categories: hard epoxy, single season ablative, multi-season ablative. I've used all three and find little difference in how they work, at least based on using quality paints, hauling for the winter, and applying a new coat each spring. I have been using Pettit Horizon the last several years and find it works well here on Long Island Sound and that buildup is not a major concern like it was with hard epoxy (Trinidad). I like that the remaining paint with a multiseason ablative will still work after the winter haulout. Worth the premium over a single season ablative.
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