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Bottom paint

Discussion in 'The Cherubini Hunters' started by mjmercer19248, Feb 19, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. mjmercer19248

    mjmercer19248

    Joined Jul 29, 2012
    70 posts, 0 likes
    hunter 37 cherubini
    US Apollo Beach
    I know this is a loaded question but what is the best bottom paint/process money can buy?
     


  2. Roland5048

    Roland5048

    Joined May 12, 2004
    993 posts, 270 likes
    Hunter Cherubini 30
    US New Port Richey
    I'm just up the coast from you and I use Seahawk ablative. Supposed to be formulated for these waters. I use my boat at least once a week and the ablative keeps it clean without having to dive and clean. As far as process, I have the yard do it. About every 5-7 years.
     


  3. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    19,808 posts, 503 likes
    Catalina 34
    US Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    The answer to your question is: LOCAL.
    The waters YOU sail in and your FRIENDS sail in determines what is effective for that particular area. Your local boatyard and boating neighbors can tell you.
    There is NO one-size-fits-all answer to your question.
    When I lived in Northern California, there was one paint that worked for me and my neighbors, so we used it.
    When I moved here and asked about paint, I listened and learned: the formulation is different, the water's colder, the environmental rules are different, and SO IS THE PAINT (that I will use in April).
    Ask around.
    Good luck.
     


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  4. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,244 posts, 1,678 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    :plus: What Stu said. The Canadian stores still sell the high copper content ablatives that keeps the bottom of the Canadian Navy clean.
     


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  5. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    2,464 posts, 633 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Who ordered a navy?
     


  6. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,244 posts, 1,678 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    I thought you did Meriachee. They drive their boats about in Haro Strait and Area W in the Strait of Georgia. Pretty arrogant about it. Warning private boats out of their space. Something about guns... and exploding ordinance.
     


  7. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    2,464 posts, 633 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Yeah, like these guys can afford much more than a case of pop to use as depth charges.
     


  8. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,244 posts, 1,678 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    The are the best.