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Who is in the NJ area and what Antifouling do you use?-gctid354703

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  • smitty477
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    Hell Mike,

    "Word of caution..those 5 year paints will last well...maybe 5 years. BUT you have to keep the boat in the water thru out the year. If you take it out for the winter, like most do in NJ, the paint will loose it's effectiveness after 60 days (for most paints) and not work the following season. A waste of money "

    There are versions of these paints which will do just what you say but there are also versions of these paints which will remian active year over year as long as their mimimum applied thickness remains. We have been utilizing them for better than 20 years and often can 'skip' 2-3 seasons of a full paint job by applying 'extra' coats at the time we do paint.

    Hope this helps

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  • MikeACY
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    Word of caution..those 5 year paints will last well...maybe 5 years. BUT you have to keep the boat in the water thru out the year. If you take it out for the winter, like most do in NJ, the paint will loose it's effectiveness after 60 days (for most paints) and not work the following season. A waste of money

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  • MikeACY
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    I boat in the Toms River, Barnegat Bay area...I use the cheapest paint I can find at West Marine..usually their brand and its around $80 or so/gallon. Last one season...thats all I need and it works great..Never a problem.

    Mike

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  • SKUA_28_Contessa
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    Thanks all, I was leaning toward the CSC, But if the Ultra can last 5 years, I might go with that.

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  • boatworkfl
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    If you install Interlux Ultra with biolux according to the instructions you can get 5 years out of it. The instructions arte: Prep the hull, stir the paint each timm you get ready to pour more into the roller pan, apply 2 coats all over the bottom, then apply a 3rd coat on the keel-bow-and from the chine up to the water line. In Alaska I can get at least 5 years on this paint. In warmer waters slightly less. The bottom needs to be clean and sanded properly. You would need to remove all of the Vivid, and get down to clean material. A 3870 takes 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 gal, I put all 4 gal on.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Have been using Interlux Micron CSC the past 2 year. Works great. Will be putting on another coat again this year.

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  • smitty477
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    We are also in the water boaters in the NY / NJ area for the past 20+ years.

    A lot depends upon where the boats 'sits' most of the time while it is in the water.

    Many people that boat around our area have a boat in the water for 7 months of the year but......

    In reality 95% of the time they are in a slip which is often in either brackish or 'dead' water which only allows limited forms of soft growth or slime.

    On the other hand if your boat often is located in salt water which is constanly flushing and heavily populated by marine growth you have the other extreme - we are in the other extreme area.

    We have had very good results with the West Marine brand of ablative with slime control called PCA plus (multi year ablative with slime control) which is in actuality a rebranded Petitt sr-40.

    Before we went with multi year ablative we did sand and repaint with a hard epoxy style of paint for a number of years - we will not be going back that way ever again for our purposes.

    Hope this helps

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  • joeydiver
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    South Shore of LI, kinda close (I blast over to Sandy Hook, does that count? )

    I've used Petitt Hydrocoat on the hull since 2007, sits in the water from May till October and have only had to touch up the water line after hauling out in the Fall. Just a good scrub and powerwash to get off some minor slime, but its still holdining up.

    Petitt Alumacoat on the drive, but its an ablative, and by October its praticlally gone. My bud uses Interlux on his drive which is not an ablative, and has almost no growth on it at the end of the season.

    Joey

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    I don't live in the NJ area, however I don't think that matters. If I was you, I would use Interlux Micron CSC antifouling paint. I switched to this stuff a few years ago, and it works great. It gradually wears off like a bar of soap, and as long as you still see it on your hull, it is working. It doesn't flake off like my old bottom paint did. You may need to start from scratch depending on what you have underneath your existing antifouling paint? I had my hull soda blasted to remove all the old paint right down to the gelcoat first. Then you need to put on 2 or 3 coats of Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Barrier Coat, followed by the Micron CSC product. Hope this helps.

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  • Who is in the NJ area and what Antifouling do you use?-gctid354703

    I have been using modified hard epoxy, until last year when I went big money for Pettit Vivid ablative. Well it turned pink, and literaly peeled off like a lizard molting. Was prepped and installed according to the instructions diligently. Speaking with the factory, yielded " it sounds like and adhesion problem", really??? Spoke with the reps at the boat show, who had not much to say, so I'm looking for an ablative to cut down on the yearly sand and repaint gig. Any suggestions??
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