bottom paint - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 01-01-2003
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
capedoryus is on a distinguished road
bottom paint

Anyone have a site where i can compare bottom paints and their effectivness. I am in a sub tropic enviorment and the boat will be sitting most of the time. All personal suggestons are welcome.
John
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-01-2003
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 407
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
tsenator is on a distinguished road
bottom paint

I would look into Practical Sailor''s back issues. (http://www.practical-sailor.com).

They annually do tests on bottom paints in waters up in northeast (Southern Conn) and in Florida. I beleive "Trinidad" was one best for Florida.

From what they say in the April 2002 issue "Micron Extra from Interlux and Pettit''s Trinidad SR are still top-notch paints"

http://www.practical-sailor.com/pub/28_7/features/4658-1.html

The 10th annual rating in March 2001 is here
http://www.practical-sailor.com/pub/28_7/features/4658-1.html
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 01-01-2003
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
peterpan2k is on a distinguished road
bottom paint

Hi
I got alot of info about bottom paint and studies on google just by typing in "bottom paint". A very interesting test was done by a leading university that was trying all the best brands of bottom paint. They''re spacific purpose was to control zebra muscles on power plant discharge gates. Of all the major brands they found that none were signifigantly better than any other. More suprising were the studies that discovered that capsasin (an ingredient in cayanne pepper) signifantly increased the potency and longevity of any bottom paint. Nearly all good bottom paints are heavily ladden with copperous oxide. The higher the content the better. Adding a cup of cayanne to a gallon of paint worked great for me. The real nut is, that for all the technical hoopla, read the ingredients of these so called special paints and you''ll find that there the same as regular exterior flat house paint accept that they have copper oxide in them. Even dingy paint is an exterior flat latex paint that is just loaded with the stuff. The catch is, that if you plan to have your boat haulled out in a comercial yard, they will force you to buy your bottom paint from them at usually exhorbanant prices.
Good Luck, Jim
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 01-07-2003
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Hobgoblin is on a distinguished road
bottom paint

Hi,

Why don''t You check out:www.sealcoats.com,
the system consists of resin coat in which they apply glassfibres, it does look like a Seals furcoat.I''ve seen ships who have this system for over 7 years and have been lifted out twice with only a good powerwash to remove dirt etc. and few minor "patch ups".
And absolutely enviromentally safe.
My vessel will be done this winter.

Grtz.

Marc
SV. Hobgoblin
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruiser''s Bottom Paint??? staceyneil Gear & Maintenance 2 03-28-2004 11:06 PM
Bottom Job question(s) rookie00 Gear & Maintenance 19 03-19-2003 03:01 AM
Veridian Bottom Paint flysurfer Gear & Maintenance 0 07-26-2002 01:34 PM
Bottom Paint fishclan Gear & Maintenance 3 05-04-2002 06:23 PM
To Paint bottom or not? rightlife Gear & Maintenance 0 01-02-2001 08:40 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:14 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012