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Re: Bottom paint flag coat theory vs. reality

We actuallly do similar to what Maine does with the same paints. Our red base layer when it shows through lets us know when/ where the ablative is also wearing off. Like Maine we use Ultima 60 (blue) and are heading into our thrid season with it with great results. Used to use Micros Extra which also for the Chessie was a good paint.

Switched over to the Ultima because the ablation took place at a lower knot speed than the Micron. We did notice a difference as there was very little growth. We also have a diver gp down every two months or so.

Dave
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