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Advice needed on non-mooring bottom paint

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I have a trailored 21' pocket cruiser which is not likly to be moored more than a long weekend to a week at the most. I've read that copper-based bottom paint degrades on steady air exposure. Any thoughts on a good, durable bottom paint that will hold up to trailering and air exposure? Thanks! phil
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Go with the Micron CSC. It is expensive but stays effective once you haul it (most paints are only good for 30 days out of the water), and wears away slowly so that you do not get paint buildup on the bottom.

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I've read that copper-based bottom paint degrades on steady air exposure.
You want a copolymer ablative paint for a trailerable. Ablative paints can generally withstand prolonged exposure to the air. Copper content is irrelevant. The West Marine catalog has good info on a wide variety of anti fouling paints:

The West Advisor: Anti Fouling Paint
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thank you! It's a helpful link for those of us new to this. I like everything about the ablative paint except the price, but what can you do? thanks again!
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