SailNet Community - View Single Post - Differences between bottom paints
View Single Post
Old 09-26-2011
JimsCAL's Avatar
JimsCAL JimsCAL is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Posts: 2,674
Thanks: 2
Thanked 60 Times in 55 Posts
Rep Power: 9
JimsCAL is on a distinguished road
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.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook