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Seahawk Bottom Paint - **UCKS!

I applied 3 gals of Seahawk CuKote and 1 gal of SeaHawk BioCop to my hull between Feb 8-13, 2019. Now it is only April 21, 2019 and I have barnacles all over the hull! So that's 2 months and 1 week on $980 worth on what is suppose to be their upper end and best bottom paints.

While they have a warranty, it is written so it would never cover a DIYer. So even though I send them a comment I expect nothing and even if they covered it, it still would be completely unacceptable.

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Re: Seahawk Bottom Paint - **UCKS!

Why two different types? I don't think that had anything to do with performance, though - just curious.

Frankly, we haven't found many paints that work worth a crap South of North Carolina, and almost none that work South of Florida.

The exceptions are Micron 66, which holds up for a year, and can be stretched to two years - but it is so soft it goes away very quickly. The last paint we used was Ameron ABC3, bought from a local PPG paint store, and cost $90/gal. This has been the second best paint we have ever used in the tropics, and the only one in the US I will apply now. The best paint is found in the Caribe, but is illegal in most other places. It really works, but I won't say any more because our resident hull cleaner here will get his panties in a wad and make us listen to him rant.

Other than these exceptions, every other paint we have used has performed like you are experiencing.

The boat we recently bought came with CopperCoat. So far, I'm not impressed, and fear painting is in our future again.

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Its because.....location.
2 weeks in marathon...need cleaning if setting off.
4 weeks...learn how to french braid the hull hair.
Yeah....mini barnies like measels
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Re: Seahawk Bottom Paint - **UCKS!

Only been in Marathon for 11 days

2 paints because a gal Cukote can be “boosted” with a pint of the BioCop. The Cukote has higher copper and I like that for the long term. Due to pricing it was better to just buy a gal of the higher end BioCop, which left a lot of it after the boosting. So the last coat, the one the barnacles are growing on, is just BioCop.

I checked with seahawk prior and they said this was fine to do.

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Wind over tide in boot key so there isnt strong flow. Doesnt flush well

Where youre headed will be different.

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What?????

Brand new paint that has grown the pox in a month.

Btw - I’ve been here before for 3 months with paint that was 2 years old at the time. It grew grass but no pox

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Re: Seahawk Bottom Paint - **UCKS!

He does have a point. We have experienced very bad growth before on newish paint in a particular area, only to scrape it off, move to a different location, and have no more trouble with it for the rest of its life. The same location could have different growth behaviors over time. I'll join you in hating SeaHawk paint if it keeps up this record as you move around.

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Re: Seahawk Bottom Paint - **UCKS!

We had Sea Hawk professionally applied 2 years in a row, thinking we had just got a bad batch the first year. Six or 7 weeks and the growth started both times. Contacted the company and they offered us 3 gallons of free paint; the same paint that didn't work.
Fought with them for 2 years and finally gave up, but I have been trying to warn folks that the products from Sea Hawk aren't at all good and the company won't stand behind their products. Check the Grenada Cruisers Facebook page for lots of horror stories about Sea Hawk. Not too many positive reviews over the last 7 years!
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What?????

Brand new paint that has grown the pox in a month.

Btw - I’ve been here before for 3 months with paint that was 2 years old at the time. It grew grass but no pox
Totally agree.

And then there is this little problem with the company: https://www.tradeonlytoday.com/indus...d-coating-case
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Totally agree.

And then there is this little problem with the company: https://www.tradeonlytoday.com/indus...d-coating-case
Actually, on second thought, they could make back that $1,235,315 fine in a jiffy, if they just took advantage of the present administration's EPA's disinterest. 80% TBTs. Woopie!
Clean bottoms for all! Shall we put it on a hat? lol

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