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post #9 of Old 05-08-2012
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Re: Yet another bottom paint question, now featuring picture

Originally Posted by LessTacksing View Post
According to the newspaper it is supposed to be "environmentally friendly"

"A small chemical company owned by an amateur competitive sailor is making its bid for a share of the $4 billion global market for marine coatings with an environmentally friendly alternative that also saves energy by reducing friction between the hull and the water." From the Timesunion.
"Foul-release" coatings (which is what this sounds like) are nothing new and have been available to the recreational boater from the major anti fouling paint manufacturers and others for years. I'd be surprised if this guy has come up with anything ground-breaking.
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