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Bottom paint in the Chesapeake

We have recently relocated our sailboat to the southen Chesapeake area. I would like to know what multi season bottom paints are being successfully used in this area. We keep the boat in the water 12 months.

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VC 17 gets the nod from Practical Sailor as best hard bottom paint, multi season. I can second that.
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Practical Sailor, March 2008 (Vol 34 No 3) rated Micron® 66® by Interlux as best choice. Results were from panels submersed in Florida & Connecticut.

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VC 17 gets the nod from Practical Sailor as best hard bottom paint, multi season. I can second that.
Presumably chucklesR uses and like it where he is, but keep in mind VC 17 should be used in fresh water or saltwater areas with very low fouling only.
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How would one determine the rate of fouling in the bay?
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How would one determine the rate of fouling in the bay?
How often do you need to have your hull cleaned there?
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I've had very excellent results with Petit Trinidad, very pleased with it.
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Presumably chucklesR uses and like it where he is, but keep in mind VC 17 should be used in fresh water or saltwater areas with very low fouling only.
Yeah, go VC-Offshore for saltwater.
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I used Trinidad SR for years and was able to get two seasons without problem. I had a diver wipe the hull every month. I'm using SeaHawk Islander 44 now and nothing grows within 50 yards of the boat -just kidding. Paint is made in Clearwater, FL but not available in U.S. as is tin based.
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I had a diver wipe the hull every month.
May I ask about what that cost?

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