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Old 01-06-2004, 09:38 PM
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Question Bottom Paint: Fresh or Salt?

Is there a different type of antifoulant bottom paint used for fresh water as opposed to salt water? A different prep?

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Salt and fresh??Yes there is a major difference.
Prep??not really
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There are a couple of dual purpose paints.

Interlux (www.yachtpaints.com) has a downloadale guide book that is pretty comprehensive as far as prep and comparison charts.

It also matters whether the boat will be on a lift or trailered versus stay in the water (most of the good paints will go bad the moment you let the hull dry - takes a recoat - just a single coat - to reactivate it).

Book spells tht out too.
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Interesting.......

A lift would be nice but not in the cards right now. Do you even need to paint the bottom if it is on a lift? I wouldn't think so.....
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For your Formula N ?

I'm sure you know bottom paint is not re-sell friendly I think on rigs like yours.
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No....not for the Formula......for my Apache.
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If it's on a lift, you don't paint it.
If it sits in the water for over a month at a time, you need to seriously consider paint.

Yes, paint slows you down.
But not as much as the carpet that grows there without it.
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Can you say Chia Boat
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What is the alternative? Pictures I see on the internet of some boats on plane don't have it.....and others do?

Nothing:


Nothing:



This does:


This does:
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Do you have divers clean the bottom once a month?
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