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water based bottom paint

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If the snow ever melts here in the northeast, I can finally get started on getting the boat ready. I've been using Interlux ACT as bottom paint for years and am wondering if I shouldn't switch to a water based paint - it's much easier to apply and I'm tired of applying bottom paint every season. What are people's experiences with water based paints here in the northeast? I was thinking of Pettit Hydrocoat. It's got to work - if there is one thing that's worse than applying bottom paint, it's scraping off barnacles at the end of the season :).
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I have been very pleased with Hydrocoat, moored in Salem Mass and in the water from mid May to mid October. No mid season cleaning yet when hauled, still very clean.
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