SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > This dude bought west marine bottom paint..
 Not a Member? 


Thread: This dude bought west marine bottom paint.. Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:

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.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
08-04-2009 10:01 AM
k1vsk It's not the only one but regardless, among the use recommendations are -
"# of coats recommended: 2; coverage 100 sqft/qt.; Drying time to overcoat 2-4 hrs, to launch 8-24 hrs."

Since this is a relatively cheap but effective and very popular bottom paint, it is obvious your friend (is this you?) did something blatantly wrong if this is the paint he/you used.

If you'd like to continue this condemnation of a company, store or paint manufacturer (not WM), why not find out what really happened and tell us so we know why this happened rather than simply infer WM is at fault with absolutely no basis?

08-04-2009 03:02 AM
groundhog Git yer 2x4s out:

I just did a quick search of the west marine site.

THe only black hard bottom paint listed is..

BottomShield Antifouling Paint, Black, Gallon

So this must be what he used.
gh
08-03-2009 11:01 PM
slippery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fstbttms View Post
I guess the bottom line is; you are still NOT going to supply the product name. Apparently this thread was nothing more than your chance to make allegations about West Marine's business practices with absolutely nothing to back it up. Except your alleged "friend" and his mysteriously failing anti fouling paint.

Oh, brother.
08-03-2009 10:59 PM
slippery
Jeepers creepers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fstbttms View Post
I guess the bottom line is; you are still NOT going to supply the product name. Apparently this thread was nothing more than your chance to make allegations about West Marine's business practices with absolutely nothing to back it up. Except your alleged "friend" and his mysteriously failing anti fouling paint.

Oh, brother.
+ 1,000,000,000.

ground hog. i am not one for giving up on something but ....


The lights are on and the back door is wide wide open. here!

Get you friend to take the problem to WM or the maker of said product and put a claim in.

also... argh why bother... snooooooooore
08-03-2009 08:16 PM
k1vsk
Quote:
Originally Posted by groundhog View Post
Oh,
Now for the reason I posted originally...
It was not specifically for you to help me or him, although I appreciate any sincere help anytime. At this point, he can't really recover from this.
It was simply an FYI for others.


.
There was no "FYI"nformation imparted. if you wanted to make an allegation against a company, some modicum of information in support might be included...
This whole discussion serves only to annoy.
08-03-2009 07:56 PM
Fstbttms
Quote:
Originally Posted by groundhog View Post
And ok, if you don't want the exact model number of the paint, i will take you up on it, cause I for one, am worn out from this thread.
I guess the bottom line is; you are still NOT going to supply the product name. Apparently this thread was nothing more than your chance to make allegations about West Marine's business practices with absolutely nothing to back it up. Except your alleged "friend" and his mysteriously failing anti fouling paint.

Oh, brother.
08-03-2009 07:25 PM
groundhog Oh, I did miss something...
Your car analogy needs some sprucing up.

It's not totally like the guy bought a car and drove it off the lot and it broke down. It's not like he could just call the dealer and say come tow my car back and change the spark plug or whatever and let me go on my happy way.

It's more like he drove it off the lot, went to a gas station and, as he was filling up the car, it totally melted in front of him and ran down the nearest drain. Leaving him only the gas nozzle and keys in his hand. Not a fender or bumper is left to be sold. He has nothing left of value for his purchase.

Maybe he should have read the manual and inserted hi-test instead of regular. But for a company to sell a car that if you put in the wrong oil or gas, you loose everything, instantly, is not just interesting reading, it's jaw dropping.

Now he has to pay to haul the boat again, more bottom paint, etc.

Now for the reason I posted originally...
It was not specifically for you to help me or him, although I appreciate any sincere help anytime. At this point, he can't really recover from this.
It was simply an FYI for others.

There are bottom paints, that west marine sells. At least one. Or maybe it was just a bad manufacturing batch of this one model. But just be careful. That's it.

And ok, if you don't want the exact model number of the paint, i will take you up on it, cause I for one, am worn out from this thread.

But, hope others have enjoyed the fighting I guess.
LOL.
08-03-2009 07:14 PM
k1vsk As stated, all of us are just trying to help but without knowing more than the name on the storefront, it's pretty difficult. And again, regardless of the store name, no one makes a paint which is totally ineffective - there has to be more to this.
08-03-2009 07:09 PM
slippery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fstbttms View Post
I don't deny that it only worked for a week (which in all likelyhood means it really never worked at all). But what you are implying is that the paint was designed to work that way. I'm saying that no anti fouling paint in the world is formulated to work for only a week. That's just crazy talk.


Yes, you've made that very clear. However, you started this thread in which you asked the community to help identify your friend's problem. And in turn, the community simply asked you to identify the paint he used.
Despite the responses you've received in the thread, it seems obvious that you are unwilling to accept the very likely possibility that your friend either did not prepare the paint and/or hull properly or used a product that was ill-suited for the conditions the boat lives in.


I, for one, am not trying to prove that I am smarter than you. But I earn my living working with anti fouling paints and have done for 15 years. I think I have some small amount of expert knowledge on the subject. So excuse me if my response to your ill-informed rant about what is, or is not, true about the way anti fouling paints work made you feel as if you were being attacked. It was not my intention. Just trying to get the facts from you, that's all.


We don't need a part number, for God's sake. Just the name of the product will do. Don't know why that's such a big deal.
+1.... well said. fast and clean and you got to the bottom of the matter.

Slippery
08-03-2009 07:01 PM
Fstbttms
Quote:
Originally Posted by groundhog View Post
Oh, i get it plenty..
1. Yes, I belive that west marine has sold a paint that only worked for a week.
I don't deny that it only worked for a week (which in all likelyhood means it really never worked at all). But what you are implying is that the paint was designed to work that way. I'm saying that no anti fouling paint in the world is formulated to work for only a week. That's just crazy talk.

Quote:
Originally Posted by groundhog View Post
2. I don't care which model of paint it was.
Yes, you've made that very clear. However, you started this thread in which you asked the community to help identify your friend's problem. And in turn, the community simply asked you to identify the paint he used.
Despite the responses you've received in the thread, it seems obvious that you are unwilling to accept the very likely possibility that your friend either did not prepare the paint and/or hull properly or used a product that was ill-suited for the conditions the boat lives in.

Quote:
Originally Posted by groundhog View Post
3. Some people on this board LOVE to beat others about the head and show how smart they are to others.
I, for one, am not trying to prove that I am smarter than you. But I earn my living working with anti fouling paints and have done for 15 years. I think I have some small amount of expert knowledge on the subject. So excuse me if my response to your ill-informed rant about what is, or is not, true about the way anti fouling paints work made you feel as if you were being attacked. It was not my intention. Just trying to get the facts from you, that's all.

Quote:
Originally Posted by groundhog View Post
I will make every attempt to find you the exact part number.
We don't need a part number, for God's sake. Just the name of the product will do. Don't know why that's such a big deal.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:18 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.