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Anti-Fouling

Mar 11, 2015
2
Tattoo 26 Dubai
My boat is a new Tattoo 26 and I will be storing it in a marina year round. How often do you have to get the anti-fouling redone?
 
May 19, 2014
3
Tattoo 26 Brookville Lake, IN
My boat is a new Tattoo 26 and I will be storing it in a marina year round. How often do you have to get the anti-fouling redone?
We had the bottom painted before launching this year, but we have always pulled the boat out of the water and stored on land over the winter (Ohio/Indiana). Our marina owner thinks the bottom paint will last 5 years with our current practice, maybe 3 years if we decide to keep her in the water year round (heated marina).
 
Mar 11, 2015
2
Tattoo 26 Dubai
Thanks you for the information. I have asked some people and on a couple of threads and it seems about once a year here in Dubai is needed if you store it in the water year round. Take care.
 
May 13, 2011
2
Beneteau 235 Concord Yacht Club, TN
It is my understanding that if you plan to leave a boat in the water all year round and just take it out occasionally to wash, etc. you need to apply a barriar coat like Interlux 2000E and then apply the bottom paint like Interlux Micron Extra. The 2000E prevents blisters and the Micron Extra is a blative bottom paint.

Correct me if I'm wrong. I have owned a Hunter and a Beneteau and am just now getting a MacGregor 26X. Perhaps MacGregor's don't blister anyway. But I don't know. I understand the new Tatto's us a material that doen't blister.