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Re: Seahawk Bottom Paint - **UCKS!
"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.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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