Originally Posted by coralhead
Yes a bottom paint that last more than 5 years, that bonds and seals the fiberglass, that increases the speed of any boat, without poluting is kind of difficult to believe...we are actually testing this product, next week we will spray a 40 Luhrs open custom to run some more tests.
Small samples are sitting on a very hot lagoon in Martinique, we are documenting the condition every week. we also have samples in Pompano Beach Florida and Lauderdale.
We do not understand what contribute to this coating molecular stiffness but all the test results demonstrated a lack of crystalline structure (the amorphous nature of the polymer) We came to the conclusion that as a coating to seal the bottom of the boat to avoid osmosis is far superior that any barrier coat available. ( we attempted in vain to do significant damage on this this coating after hitting repeatedly the surface with a metal hammer!)
We were told that Robalo will do several hulls with this product on the mold, this will not only protect the fiberglass from moisture but also work as a bottom paint, we are waiting for our Luhrs to be completed to better understand the application and to run more tests.
For now it is too good to be true! "this coating is like finding a very nice looking girl, that love to cook, great in bed, with very good income, a yacht and a nice house on the canal, funny, smart, out going and on top of all, single and looking for a man just like you..... (what is wrong with that picture? it is for all of us to find out....) I will keep you posted.
Alain Mabru as AA Mabru inc Lauderdale Marine Center