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"Twenty years from now, you will be more
disappointed by the things you didn't do
than by the ones you did do. So throw off
the bow lines. Sail away from the safe
harbor. Catch the trade winds in your
sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Yes, the quarterly magazine Cruising Outpost by Bob Bitchin (you remember him from Latitudes and Attitudes magazine) placed Memory Rose as their 'Featured Boat' Spring 2015 edition.
The magazine comes out quarterly, so Memory Rose is 1 of only 4 boats who will get that prize this year! Quite an honor! Thanks Bob!!
Sunday, January 03, 2016
Monday, April 13, 2015
For many years, I used Pettit's ACP-50 and 60 Ablative Bottom Paints and always got 5 years out of a bottom job. I had used Pettit's Trinidad, hard bottom paint before with good results too, but felt the softer ablative paints to be easier to sand off when hauling out and replacing.
Twice, I used a different brand....some European 'ship paint' I was able to buy in Panama did not work well and the same negative results came from SeaHawks top ablative paint/with biocide.
I just finished sanding off virtually all of the SeaHawk paint and much of the ship anti fouling paint to get a solid base to apply a new product from Pettit. Hydrocoat is Pettit's top of the line, water based anti fouling paint and it includes a biocide. Not cheap at $245/gallon. I applied a SeaHawk primer 1277 first on the entire bottom, then 5 gallons of the green Hydrocoat.
Should get another 5 years.
Posted by Ron Sheridan at 8:14 AM