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I have applied Sea Hawk "hard" ablative this time. The soft ablative was only lasting one year - we sail about 4000 miles / year. The hard ablative is made for boats that travel faster than most sailboats. It is a harder finish but is still an ablative paint. So far the paint is preforming well. Unfortunately, next time I will have to change from Islander 44 to their new Biocop as the ban on tin-based paints is spreading worldwide.
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One thing to watch out for is that if your Grampian has the OMC saildrive then the copper-based anti-fouling paints are not recommended because of the electrolysis. It does a number on the casing of the OMC saildrive which was notoriously bad.
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Thanks Tom for that piece of info (and everyone else too). My boat is in fact equipped with an OMC saildrive motor and I was unaware of that potential problem...

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