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I got about 3.5 yrs on the last paint job with micron. I applied a WM ablative paint last Feb, so far so good, it is staying cleaner than the Micron did at 1/3 the cost gal.
BUT, Here in the Salish sea where I am, yeah we have barnacles, but for the most part, sounds as if we do not have the issues for those farther south, so while some of us get 3- I've heard 5 yrs once or twice, I would not count on it.
I did read an article about a shark skin coating you could put on your boat, testing has shown nothing growing on it too. navy is looking into this vs the Billions they spend on keeping the fleet free of growth. I would wonder about the friction of the product myself, then again.....
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!