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As I said above, its a teflon-based paint... doesn't have a biocide in it AFAIK. It is designed to be too slippery for marine life to grab a good hold of.

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Thanks Dog. Is there a downside to it? (hard to apply? expensive? both maybe?)

(((And will it let me hit 15 knots like Giu?)))

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No idea... AFAIK, it isn't available in the USA... so that'd be the first downside to it. IIRC, it is made by JOTUN.

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After reading a rudder thread here, I checked with Foss Foam and they insist that any boat out of the water, with dark bottom paint, cover the rudder. They suggest white bottom paint. I didn't think to ask them what white bottom paint.
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If the Foss Foam rudders are made of epoxy-resin, requiring the rudder being painted white makes sense. Epoxy has a fairly low thermal distortion temperature, and if painted a dark color and exposed to sunlight, can heat up to the point where they will start to deform.
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After reading a rudder thread here, I checked with Foss Foam and they insist that any boat out of the water, with dark bottom paint, cover the rudder. They suggest white bottom paint. I didn't think to ask them what white bottom paint.

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I have an email into Jotun US. I'm wondering how much more the teflon paint is than regular bottom paint, and if it lasts longer and therefore still cost effective.

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I found white VC-17 for E39.99 on the internet. You just cant buy it here. Just looking, the good go-fast paint in the US does not come in white. I have found negative comments on the Vivid and the E-paint both. What I have not heard is how the white VC epoxy works in fresh water. I have heard it is not so easy to apply, but does make a good hard finish that will last. However it is not anitifouling paint, it is made for dry sailing. Maybe just have to stick with the VC-17 bronze. Oh well........ Thanks for all the feedback!!
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