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Old 03-22-2020, 06:14 AM
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I am painting my 41 foot SeaRay. Can someone recommend a good bottom paint for the Peconic Bay area on Long Island. I generally operate my boat at trawler speeds.
Old 03-22-2020, 07:43 AM
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Switched over to Petit Hydrocoat a few years ago. Boat has been coming out clean when pulled in the fall. Water based so it is easy to work with. Good luck.
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I've been using Woolsey Yacht Shield for years and I can't say enough about how satisfied I have been with it - year after year, not a single barnacle on the hull. Don't be fooled by the low price compared to some of the other brands, this stuff works, trust me.


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What ever you use make sure its water clean up. No more toxic smell or clean up.Hydro coat is good.
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Hydrocoat SR is typically recommended for LI sound area

Unfortunately there is a supply chain issue and Hyrdocoat may not be re-stocked on shelves this season (get what you can now, some places have inventory)
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I purchased this boat in May of last year. Before purchased the boat was pulled for Survey and completely power washed. From May to October it was in the water in Mount Sinai Harbor when I pulled it in October the boat was loaded with barnacles and growth. I am trying to avoid that this year especially the barnacles. Do you guys think the Hydro coat would work to eliminate or reduce the barnacles.
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41’

I would go to West Marine and buy four gallons of West Marine CCP in the buy one get one sale.

you’ll be at $300 for four and be all set for this year and next with a small amount leftover
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Originally Posted by BOSBoatMan View Post
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I would go to West Marine and buy four gallons of West Marine CCP in the buy one get one sale.

you’ll be at $300 for four and be all set for this year and next with a small amount leftover
Will this work to keep barnacles off the bottom?
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Originally Posted by larryny View Post
Will this work to keep barnacles off the bottom?
If you use the boat consistently absolutely.
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X2 on Hydrocoat. I’m on the south shore of Long Island, My boat is in a slip from April-November. I use my boat very frequently and it stays really clean. At the end of the season my bottom is clean with just a little slime on the sides on on the transom.
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Originally Posted by Freeportchris View Post
X2 on Hydrocoat. I’m on the south shore of Long Island, My boat is in a slip from April-November. I use my boat very frequently and it stays really clean. At the end of the season my bottom is clean with just a little slime on the sides on on the transom.
I was moored last year, will be in a slip this year on the peconic River. My boat is slow perhaps that could have something to do with it. Looks like hydrocoat is the winner.
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I used Hydrocoat on our old Sea Ray we kept in Newburyport and the results were ok. We sold the SR and bought a replacement last spring that was painted with Petitt’s Vivid Red on the hull and Velox on the pods. The results were unbelievable, almost zero vegetation, and all barnacles were scraped off in about ten minutes when we hauled out last fall. I know Vivid is about twice the cost of Hydrocoat, but I’m sold.
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Originally Posted by Hank496 View Post
I used Hydrocoat on our old Sea Ray we kept in Newburyport and the results were ok. We sold the SR and bought a replacement last spring that was painted with Petitt’s Vivid Red on the hull and Velox on the pods. The results were unbelievable, almost zero vegetation, and all barnacles were scraped off in about ten minutes when we hauled out last fall. I know Vivid is about twice the cost of Hydrocoat, but I’m sold.
which hydrocoat version? there are several.
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Mystery,

Over the twelve years we owned the boat, the original that was a continuation of the OEM bottom paint. I had a chance to talk with the Petitt people at this spring’s boat show and they said the Vivid besides the dramatic colors had superior growth protection.
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Originally Posted by Hank496 View Post
Mystery,

Over the twelve years we owned the boat, the original that was a continuation of the OEM bottom paint. I had a chance to talk with the Petitt people at this spring’s boat show and they said the Vivid besides the dramatic colors had superior growth protection.
The SR version of Hydrocoat may be a big upgrade from the regular Hydrocoat
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
The SR version of Hydrocoat may be a big upgrade from the regular Hydrocoat
If we had kept the boat I probably would have moved up. I don’t know if it’s a sign of environmental or product change, but we had been at the same marina for the past seven years and the effectiveness of the original Hydrocoat seemed to have degraded. I would prefer a water based paint, but the wife really took to the bright red bottom paint.
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Originally Posted by Devil_Inside View Post
I've been using Woolsey Yacht Shield for years and I can't say enough about how satisfied I have been with it - year after year, not a single barnacle on the hull. Don't be fooled by the low price compared to some of the other brands, this stuff works, trust me.


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https://www.discountmarinesupplies.c...waAsk4EALw_wcB
That looks like an awesome multi season paint for the price. A similar one I've been using is the Mar Pro Super B Ablative. $113/gallon at New England Marine & Industrial. 45% copper content similar to that Woolsey
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Originally Posted by BOSBoatMan View Post
41’

I would go to West Marine and buy four gallons of West Marine CCP in the buy one get one sale.

you’ll be at $300 for four and be all set for this year and next with a small amount leftover
BOGO right now.... Got my 2. Works as good as hydrocoat for me.
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This is our business. We are in the blasting and refinishing boat bottom market space. I get to see every type of paint systems. The one that we use exclusively is Sea Hawk. There epoxy is called Tuff Stuff and there hard ablative bottom paint is called Cukote. It is a system that is unmatched.

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