We wet store (fresh water)and had used Micron Ultra (Interlux) with so-so results. We're trying the Pettit Ultima SR-60 this year.
06-22-2010 05:23 PM
I can't help ya. 7 years seems like an eternity. I don't think I could go more than 1 year where I'm at. But mine requires a lot more cleaning due to water temps.
06-22-2010 02:48 PM
We used to keep the boat in fresh water year round (PNW), except for a few weeks in salt water while cruising. Interlux Fiberglas Bottomkote (ablative)seemed to last at least 4-5 years. That was several years ago, not sure if they have changed the formula. Using Micron 66 now in salt water year round with good results.
06-22-2010 01:37 PM
Year-round in freshwater, best bottom paint to last several years?
There are a number of boats on Lake Ontario which don't haul out for winter, some sailing even in winter, and a number of liveaboards who stay on the water year round. This question is aimed at these year-round boaters.
I've heard of some liveaboards managing to eke 7 years out of their bottom paint with no problems. Impossible?
I'd like to keep the boat on the water year round. I did this winter and the slime buildup washed off with a few spring sails. My boatyard says multiple coats of Racing Bronze (what I have now) should last a few years but I thought Racing Bronze (Bottomkote) is only good for one season. (I don't race, by the way.)
What are you multi-year freshwater boaters using, how long is it lasting you?