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Re: COPPERCOAT Is it worth it?
After talking to everybody I meet who has it and reading a multitude of posts, it doesn't seem to be worth it for us, down here in the tropics. It is definitely not an answer to antifouling, though it seems to be a good hard solid paint.
I have found that none of the antifouling paints, cheap or expensive, last more than 3 to 5 months before it's time to jump in the water and start cleaning the bottom. The last paint we tried was us$7.50 a gallon and it worked as well as any us$350.00 a gallon paint we have ever tried. This time we tried an antifouling paint (us$100.00 gallon) specially formulated for slow moving harbor work boats and it has only been two months so we'll see. However, to be fair, with the quarantine, we aren't moving at all, so this paint won't get enough action to slough properly.
"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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