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Old 07-23-2012
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Re: What's with the slime??

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No, it is not "news" to me. But now I am rethinking spending the extra 100 bucks to "Control" slime. Next year it will just be the first and only $100 that I spend. I was about to spend $100 a gallon until I saw what the $230 a gallon stuff claimed to do. I'm sure the warm water is a contributing factor to the rapid growth and nothing is going to stop the slime. I must say the hour I spent in the water under the boat scrubbing was a fantastic cardio work out. Hey, maybe I'll smear the stuff they put inside Twinkies on the hull. No way anything could live or grow on that.
Personally, I think $65 to $70 to not have to spend an hour scrubbing the bottom of my boat is money well spent. Consider what else you could be doing with the time.
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What's with the slime??

Just bought some bottom paint and will re-coat my hull this wkend.
For interest sake the salesman noted that the xxx Bottomcoat (cheapest option - copier based) could only sit on land for 5 days before the paint would react with the air and start loosing its effectiveness. After a winter (or 18 mo in the case of my boat) the paint is basically useless.
The 'Fiberglass Bottomcoat' was supposed to be good on land for up to 60 days
He claimed the CSC Micron did not react to air at all and could last thru a few seasons.

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Re: What's with the slime??

Wow! Found easiest way to remove slime. Get the boat out of brackish water and into salt. Boat is in Branford CT today. I noticed the white bottom paint is bright. Of course the water is clearer as well.
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