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Bought a quart for the alum RIB... probably will not use it or is this type of paint from SeaHawk OK?

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The types and amounts of fouling organisms vary with location. So each pain will vary in its effectiveness, depending on location. We used Sea Hawk Talon and after 20 months on the coast of Georgia, there was almost no growth on the bottom. We used Cukote on our last haulout. It's supposed to be even better. Hoping it works as well.
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So the Western Florida rep asked me "Please explain your process in cleaning your boat."

I don't really understand what this has to do with the new paint allowing hard growth in the 2 weeks it had been since I had last looked.

But, I told him it wouldn't wipe/rub off and it took a scraper to get the growth off.

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Maybe Seahawk expects you to clean your bottom every day?

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So the Western Florida rep asked me "Please explain your process in cleaning your boat."

I don't really understand what this has to do with the new paint allowing hard growth in the 2 weeks it had been since I had last looked.
He's looking for a way to blame you for the paint's poor performance. And while I do not care for Sea Hawk Paint's products or business practices, I do like this from their website. The most reasonable and realistic anti fouling paint maintenance recommendations I have found from any paint manufacturer:

Rules to Stick to for Underwater Hull Cleaning and Maintenance

To maintain your bottom paint’s performance and to stretch the time between haul-outs for applying new bottom painting, regular cleaning of your boat’s hull should be performed on a monthly basis. You will also benefit with better fuel efficiency when your hull bottom is kept smooth and clean. All things considered, it’s easy to see how regular hull cleanings can save you a significant amount of money over the course of time.

Best Practices for Underwater Hull Cleaning and Maintenance

● Clean gently to avoid removing too much paint.
● It is best to wait 60 days before the first cleaning after having a hard antifouling paint applied.
● Use the least abrasive material available; soft sponge, pieces of carpet.
● Use harder more abrasive cleaning pads only when hard growth needs to be removed.
● If the hull is still clean after 30 days, do not clean the entire hull; do the waterline, running gear and propeller only.
● Do not sand or chip hull paint underwater.
● If you can’t do these regular cleanings yourself, hire a professional hull cleaning company.

https://www.seahawkpaints.com/underw...g-maintenance/

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"Rules to Stick to for Underwater Hull Cleaning and Maintenance

To maintain your bottom paint’s performance and to stretch the time between haul-outs for applying new bottom painting, regular cleaning of your boat’s hull should be performed on a monthly basis. You will also benefit with better fuel efficiency when your hull bottom is kept smooth and clean. All things considered, it’s easy to see how regular hull cleanings can save you a significant amount of money over the course of time."

If this is truly on the Sea Hawk website, why would anyone ever buy their paint? They are flat chat telling you their paint doesn't work. I wish I'd had the foresight to go to the website before I bought their garbage paint if this was on the website in 2013!
As for Coppercoat, I've heard so many conflicting reports from those who have it that I'm not willing to spend 5 or 6 grand on that bottom job.
Years ago I bought an electric hookah rig, anticipating the fact that antifouling paint no longer does what we pay so much money for; antifouling! At least this year we only spent around us$7.50 a gallon for antifouling paint that is working better than the Sea Hawk ever did (@ around us$300.00 a gallon), and as well as any paint anyone I've talked to down here has tried.
It seems there are quite a few paints out there available for around us$100.00, that work as poorly as any of the expensive antifouling paints, so why is anyone still spending money on the expensive stuff? I'm almost of a mind to just put a high gloss epoxy paint on the bottom, wax the cr*p out of it and leave it at that. At least it would be really easy to clean and not have to be repainted every year or two.

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If this is truly on the Sea Hawk website, why would anyone ever buy their paint? They are flat chat telling you their paint doesn't work.
Yes and like I wrote on post 1 if you read the"guarantee" aganist hard growth it is only good if one one their "certified" yard put the paint on and you have cleaned it every month

I based my selection on things other than Seahawks site of course. On of which is PS tests when to pass the hard growth has to basically just wash off.

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Maybe Seahawk expects you to clean your bottom every day?

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I will admit I clean my butt hole everyday and no hard growth is occurring.
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