SailNet Community - View Single Post - What's with the slime??
View Single Post
post #15 of Old 07-22-2012
Fstbttms
I don't discuss my member
 
Fstbttms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,181
Thanks: 5
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: What's with the slime??

Quote:
Originally Posted by mgb69 View Post
Further to that - how long do the bottom paints last?
My boat will have max 5 mo in the water/yr - does that mean the ablative paint will last 2 seasons?
Or is it just dependent on my area?
For boats that live in the water year round, typically you can expect to get 2-3 years out of a quality anti fouling paint, whether it is an abaltive or hard product. There are exceptions but nothing is going to last longer than that. Talking about actual paint products now, not copper-loaded epoxies like Coppercoat etc.

The manufacturers do like to sell "multi-season" ablatives to those of you folks with short sailing seasons. I will not speak to their effectiveness in this regard, having no experience with boats that come out of the water for the winter. But it is true that ablatives can withstand prolonged periods out of the water while hard paints cannot.
Fstbttms is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome