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I suspect that since RI is more open to the Atlantic, the water is colder and saltier than in western LI Sound, especially the many harbors and bays (in the western Sound) that the storm sewers inevitably pour into. The difference in salinity and temperature (and fertilizer runoffs?) would be all that it takes to make a complete difference in bottom growth.
Which, curiously enough, is why pretty much everyone from Interlux to Practical Sailor says there's no one "best" or "right" bottom paint, it varies completely with where and how the boat is used.
Except for TBT of course. The nuclear option. Now if only they could prove that TBT helped remove plastic particles and degraded them, then we might get it back.(G)

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I've yet to find a warranty worth the paper it was written on.
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Single data point and cold waters of New England, but we had the bottom soda blasted 2 years ago and the guy who did it put on the Sea Hawk system. He's well respected in these areas and swears by their products. Provided a 2 season warranty on the bottom paint too - w/o a clause that it needed to be cleaned every 3 days... We're going into our 3rd season with the original paint and so far no complaints, seems to work fine up here for 7 months a season. I touched up a few areas this off season (water line/leading edges) and will see how it looks in November.

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Well just got the bottom cleaned. The diver said if had to guess he would say that the bottom paint was 3 years old. But of course the paint is only 8 months old.

So the Seahawk BioCop/CuKote paint has proven to grow hard and soft growth pretty fast on my boat traveling from Jacksonville Fl down the east coast and up the west coast of Fl and over to Gulfport MS.

So just a FYI in your paint choices as to whether you what to risk getting a "good" or "bad" patch of paint from Seahawk as based on the thread that's all it comes down to. But for me the paint was $2000 and 4 days of hard work down the toilet!!
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I posted a week or so back and folks were still pushing the $100.00+ garbage that the paint companies pass off as antifouling paint. We'd rather just scrub the bottom every 3 to 4 weeks than support that industry.
Perhaps the answer is super hard epoxy topside paint that's easy to clean and stays on.

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Perhaps the answer is super hard epoxy topside paint that's easy to clean and stays on.
How 'bout you try that for a couple of months and let us know how it works out for you.
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How 'bout you try that for a couple of months and let us know how it works out for you.
Of course you speak from years and years of experience in your tiny bubble of frisco bay, so you know everything about every bottom paint everywhere. Aren't you the guy who called me a liar, maintaining that there is no such thing as bottom paint formulated for specific areas, like the tropics?

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Of course you speak from years and years of experience in your tiny bubble of frisco bay, so you know everything about every bottom paint everywhere. Aren't you the guy who called me a liar, maintaining that there is no such thing as bottom paint formulated for specific areas, like the tropics?
I don't recall that. But since you have such a hard-on for anti fouling paints and take every opportunity to b*tch about it here, why don't you put your money where your mouth is? Put some topside paint on your hull and see how well that works. You suggested doing that after all. Prove me wrong.
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I posted a week or so back and folks were still pushing the $100.00+ garbage that the paint companies pass off as antifouling paint. We'd rather just scrub the bottom every 3 to 4 weeks than support that industry.
Perhaps the answer is super hard epoxy topside paint that's easy to clean and stays on.
I suppose if I had the free time on my hands and lived on my boat I might do this buttttt......most of us don’t live on our boats and don’t want to waste a few hours every few weeks scrubbing the boats bottom. We would rather be out sailing, or enjoying our boat vs scrubbing its bottom. There fore your answer is specific to your situation but alas doesn’t do diddly or pertain to the majority of us.

Most on SN use a bottom paint which other sailors in our areas find works on the specific salinity/ growth in our sailing area.

I have used Ultima 60 which lasts for us for 3 years. Many on the Chessie have HD luck with this as well as Micron Extra. The racers have had luck with the hard coat Trinidad. While expensive the time savings as well as only using every fourth year fits the bill for us.


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I suppose if I had the free time on my hands and lived on my boat I might do this buttttt......most of us don’t live on our boats and don’t want to waste a few hours every few weeks scrubbing the boats bottom. We would rather be out sailing, or enjoying our boat vs scrubbing its bottom. There fore your answer is specific to your situation but alas doesn’t do diddly or pertain to the majority of us.

Most on SN use a bottom paint which other sailors in our areas find works on the specific salinity/ growth in our sailing area.

I have used Ultima 60 which lasts for us for 3 years. Many on the Chessie have HD luck with this as well as Micron Extra. The racers have had luck with the hard coat Trinidad. While expensive the time savings as well as only using every fourth year fits the bill for us.
If I could find a paint at any price that did the job, I'd use it. Obviously there is no such thing or guys like fastbottoms wouldn't be able to feed their families.
I am aware that topside paint isn't for underwater use, but some racers have hard bottom paints that are not antifouling. Perhaps that's the direction I might try. At least it should last 3 or 4 years or more? if only washed with a brush? Who knows? All I know is no one I know down here feels they get fair service from their antifouling.

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