Bottom paint

tunaorlater

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What paint are you guys useing? I have been useing interlux ultra for the past few years with ok to crappy results. I'm thinking of switching to an ablative petit or interlux. Just looking for some input on what everyone likes. I see a lot of petit vivid on go fast boats but not talked about much here? Thanks
 

tunaorlater

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Forget it, I just found an entire thread on bottom paint!
 

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I actually am looking right now at figuring out what type of bottom paint to use. So far, the front runner is pettit ablative hydrocoat. I was also looking thinking about putting a barrier coat on since the boat will be left in the water for 6-7months. It also depends on where you will be boating. I will be leaving the boat in the northeast.
 

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Aquagaurd .Used it last year and when boat was pulled in dec. had no groth.Just put afresh coat on last week.Being water base makes easy to work with !
 

tunaorlater

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Did you put it directly over the old hard paint or did you strip the hull?
 

Tunascapes

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Did you put it directly over the old hard paint or did you strip the hull?
It's my understanding most ablatives can not go over hard antifoiling without stripping. Last year we switched to interlux bottomkote nt because it was a new product that could go over your old bottom paint. We had excellent results and it held up very well. Not very expensive either.
 

mainely boats

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What paint are you guys useing? I have been useing interlux ultra for the past few years with ok to crappy results. I'm thinking of switching to an ablative petit or interlux. Just looking for some input on what everyone likes. I see a lot of petit vivid on go fast boats but not talked about much here? Thanks
Take it for what it's worth but I had a guy send me this note and attachments a while ago via e-mail...

Attached are photos from Gordon Reed at Robinhood Marine in Georgetown Maine. This 52 year old wooden lobster boat was painted with ePaint SN:1 at the end of May and was sitting at Handy Boat in Falmouth Maine until three weeks when she went to Robinhood to be hauled for the winter. She was used 19 times this summer for a total of 87 Hrs. of running time. These photos were taken before she was pressure washed.

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jrg

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Never even heard of E-Paint. I used Pettit Ablative Ultima SSA last season, also moored in Falmouth and wasn't even close to that clean. I think I'll take a hard look at it this season. Price?:confused:
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Take it for what it's worth but I had a guy send me this note and attachments a while ago via e-mail...

Attached are photos from Gordon Reed at Robinhood Marine in Georgetown Maine. This 52 year old wooden lobster boat was painted with ePaint SN:1 at the end of May and was sitting at Handy Boat in Falmouth Maine until three weeks when she went to Robinhood to be hauled for the winter. She was used 19 times this summer for a total of 87 Hrs. of running time. These photos were taken before she was pressure washed.
how much of that can be directly related to colder water ? I have tried pettit, interlux. So far every year the boat comes out with shit all over.
 

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Interlux Micron CSC for the last 25 years and has never let me down.
I get about 4 seasons out of a bottom job with only having to do touch ups in between.
 

MDI45

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Interlux Micron CSC for the last 25 years and has never let me down.
I get about 4 seasons out of a bottom job with only having to do touch ups in between.
Blitz,Thats fantastic ...do you have to power wash in between when you do the touch ups???and do you find the color you use makes a difference
 

mainely boats

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how much of that can be directly related to colder water ? I have tried pettit, interlux. So far every year the boat comes out with shit all over.
Your right, we have colder water but that boat came out pretty clean even for up here. I know it was over $100 a gal and they said it was going up.
 

Blitzen

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MDI,

When I do the touch up spots, I just make sure it was clean from the powerwashing and give it a light hand sand with 80 grit, quick wipe down and paint.

As for color I am not sure it makes any difference at all but over the years when I was cleaning boat bottoms I found that the boats painted with black fouled faster aroud the water line. I believe that, where the sun can reach the bottom, it warms the surface of the paint and surounding water allowing for a better environment for growing growth. I don't know if any of that is true or not but everytime I had to clean a bottom with black paint it seemed to be more work.
 

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Blitz,Thanks for the info...i was thinking the same about black....i always used it but i think i may try something lighter when i haul out....
 
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