Interlux Micron 66 Failed in the Chesapeake - SailNet Community
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By RichH
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 03-08-2012 Thread Starter
Member
 
BigMoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 40
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Smile Interlux Micron 66 Failed in the Chesapeake

Hello Fellow Sailors:

Just a note of caution. My Micron 66 failed last year in the Chesapeake. The intense influx of fresh water made all the paint (corn flake) or peel off my bottom. I have used this paint with success in past years but it cannot take the pressure of fresh water. It cost me thousands to remove all the paint down to the base coat and start over this year. I am going to use Micron Extra which can stand the fresh water.

Big Moe
BigMoe is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 03-08-2012
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,082
Thanks: 30
Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: Interlux Micron 66 Failed in the Chesapeake

Have used Micron Extra for years with good results. Used Ultima60 last year ( good for 2 years) with even better results Thanks for the recommendation T37Chef

Dave


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 9 Old 03-09-2012
I don't discuss my member
 
Fstbttms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,181
Thanks: 5
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: Interlux Micron 66 Failed in the Chesapeake

From the Interlux web site page for Micron 66:
Not for use in fresh water.
use in Salt water only
Micron 66 Antifouling Boat Paint | Interlux

From the Micron 66 datasheet:
Not suitable for use in fresh water
Interlux Datasheets: Antifouling, Boat Paint, Yacht Varnish & More

From the Interlux forum:
Micron 66 is not suitable for use on boats which are used in fresh water
Micron 66 failed - Yachtpaintforum.com
Fstbttms is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 9 Old 03-09-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 40 Times in 39 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Interlux Micron 66 Failed in the Chesapeake

Best to converse with mariners with local knowledge on what they are using. One paint might work well on the southern end of the Chesapeake may not work on the northern end...
aa3jy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 9 Old 03-09-2012
Senior Smart Aleck
 
jameswilson29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 2,152
Thanks: 34
Thanked 70 Times in 65 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Interlux Micron 66 Failed in the Chesapeake

I will not comment on the substance of your post.

However, I will note that your profile has approximately 250 visits for only 36 posts, which I suspect is due to your avatar. Could you please enlarge the photo so we can judge your bounty?
jameswilson29 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 9 Old 03-09-2012
Senior Member
 
pdqaltair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Posts: 2,517
Thanks: 1
Thanked 49 Times in 49 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Interlux Micron 66 Failed in the Chesapeake

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigMoe View Post
Hello Fellow Sailors:

Just a note of caution. My Micron 66 failed last year in the Chesapeake. The intense influx of fresh water made all the paint (corn flake) or peel off my bottom. I have used this paint with success in past years but it cannot take the pressure of fresh water. It cost me thousands to remove all the paint down to the base coat and start over this year. I am going to use Micron Extra which can stand the fresh water.

Big Moe
We need more information!

* Where? The Bay varies from 100% salinity to fresh. Please be exact, as even some mid-Bay marinas are in creeks that are effectivly fresh.
* How frequently was the boat painted? Was it scrubbed? The Interlux rep I spoke with indicated that sailors who scrubbed a few times and stretched the paint as far as possible had few problems. Those that repainted preventively had more trouble.
* Do you winter in or haul out? Hauling can be a problem, while in-water boats do better.

Salinity is variable in the Bay.Chesapeake Bay Foundation | Salinity Map - Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Based upon this, Deale or Solomons Island would be the extream northern limit. Annapolis has seen multiple failures.

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by pdqaltair; 03-09-2012 at 09:58 AM.
pdqaltair is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 9 Old 03-09-2012
Senior Member
 
RichH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,388
Thanks: 23
Thanked 142 Times in 132 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Re: Interlux Micron 66 Failed in the Chesapeake

Ive found that just about all Interlux ablative paints will flake if the total thickness gets beyond ~0.040-0.050" thick.
Interestingly, with Micron CSC the formulation may have changed in the past few years and there is now a 'whitish' substrate agent that seems to enhance such 'flaking'.

Im in the Upper Ches. (Worton) and now use Micron Extra and find it 'the current best' (especially for slime) from the Canadian Maritimes all the way down through the Caribbean. Its 'really good' for those episodes of extremely foul slime producing far upper Ches. water in mid summer where the extremely heavy slime accumulation (past 3-4 years) enhances barnacle attachment & growth. Have had 'Extra' on now for several years and am quite pleased .... but still occasionally need to 'wipe' the hull with a 'squeegee'. Extra, Ive found, is (now) about the only coating that actually prevents hard growth in the far upper bay ... of course 'next year' will have a completely different situation with 'water stratification layer turnover' and prevailing winds, so it always remains 'crapshoot'.

Im beginning to think that the barnacles, etc. read all the bottom paint tech brochures and change their strategy accordingly!!!!
chef2sail likes this.
RichH is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 9 Old 03-09-2012
I don't discuss my member
 
Fstbttms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,181
Thanks: 5
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: Interlux Micron 66 Failed in the Chesapeake

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichH View Post
Have had 'Extra' on now for several years and am quite pleased .... but still occasionally need to 'wipe' the hull with a 'squeegee'.
There is no anti fouling product legal for use in this country that will completely eliminate fouling in a saltwater environment. Hull cleaning on some kind of a regular basis is always needed.
Fstbttms is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 9 Old 03-09-2012
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,082
Thanks: 30
Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: Interlux Micron 66 Failed in the Chesapeake

The Ultima 60 is good also Rich. I switched from the Micron Extra which I did have good results from because I felt the ablative speed which it sloughed off of the Ultima was more indicitive of what we travel at. I beleive the Micron is at a higher speed. I am not denegrating the Micron Extra as it is a great paint

Most important to have the bottom cleaned a few times during the year too,


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Micron 66 spirit54 Gear & Maintenance 23 11-08-2013 12:13 AM
Failed Sea Hood L124C Gear & Maintenance 4 06-16-2010 11:46 AM
saildrive failed mjak42 Gear & Maintenance 10 05-20-2010 11:47 PM
Micron Extra vs. Micron CSC vs. Petit ??? CLucas Gear & Maintenance 18 03-28-2010 07:23 PM
VC17 or micron petrus45 Gear & Maintenance 4 05-21-2008 11:50 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome