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Join Date: Sep 2006
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i knew i had read a review on bottom paints recently, so i went back through my Practical Sailor magazines and found their article in the Feb 2007 issue. they had compared paints in Ct and Fl...i think they may have an update in their Sept 2007 edition which is due out soon.
i think bottom paint unfortunately is in the "you get what you pay for" category...cheap bottom paint will do a lousy job of keeping critters and ick from your hull.
i was talking with some guys that work in the marina, and one told of something he'd seen years ago at a boat show..apparently someone designed these sheets that looked like circuit boards. he said ugly as sin, but effective, i think, (based on the way he described it) the strips somehow created their own current and i can only deduce that it kept the offensive growth away.
i keep hoping someone will develop an affordable, effective paint that lasts for years..