Oh, i get it plenty..
1. Yes, I belive that west marine has sold a paint that only worked for a week.
I don't deny that it only worked for a week (which in all likelyhood means it really never worked at all). But what you are implying is that the paint was designed to work that way. I'm saying that no anti fouling paint in the world is formulated to work for only a week. That's just crazy talk.
2. I don't care which model of paint it was.
Yes, you've made that very clear. However, you started this thread in which you asked the community to help identify your friend's problem. And in turn, the community simply asked you to identify the paint he used.
Despite the responses you've received in the thread, it seems obvious that you are unwilling to accept the very likely possibility that your friend either did not prepare the paint and/or hull properly or used a product that was ill-suited for the conditions the boat lives in.
3. Some people on this board LOVE to beat others about the head and show how smart they are to others.
I, for one, am not trying to prove that I am smarter than you. But I earn my living working with anti fouling paints and have done for 15 years. I think I have some small amount of expert knowledge on the subject. So excuse me if my response to your ill-informed rant about what is, or is not, true about the way anti fouling paints work made you feel as if you were being attacked. It was not my intention. Just trying to get the facts from you, that's all.
I will make every attempt to find you the exact part number.
We don't need a part number, for God's sake. Just the name of the product will do. Don't know why that's such a big deal.