Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
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This stuff is great.
I used Micron 66 for 3 years on my boat and it was the cats meow as far as zero growth. When I haul the boat. Bottom had a small amount of slime, but don't forget it probably got there by having it sit around for a few days while waiting for the haul. It easily rinsed off and probably would have if I got the boat up to 4+ kts for a few minutes. Never had any barnacles or other crusties on the bottom.
That being said, I think it is overkill and expensive for boats that go through a short season and get hauled for the winter. If your boat stays in the water 9-12+ months, it is probably one of the best bottom paints out there. My boat is a May 1 to Mid Nov boat, before it is hauled, so a 6 month use is all I need.
This year I am doing an experiment and put on some West Marine Ablative, with anti-slime additives, paint to see if that works. It is half the coat of the Micron 66. If it works, I'll probably switch over to it, if not I'll be back to the Micron 66.
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