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  1. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    If you wanted to "exit the conversation" you wouldn't keep posting in it. But maybe you're a glutton for punishment.
  2. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    In a thread about a product that you have never used and with which you have zero experience, you spent considerable time and energy trying to discredit me. And I'm the one with issues? Bwahahahahaha!
  3. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    I liked your unedited reply better. Much closer to the truth.
  4. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    There- fixed that for you.
  5. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    What I find particularly interesting is that I posted this video and identical comments in at least five other sailing forums. Nobody anywhere else got their knickers in a twist like so many hairy-backed Marys here did. NOBODY. And BTW- Micron 66 is one of two anti fouling paints that I do recommend, the other being Pettit Trinidad.
  6. fstbttms

    Hull Divers For Hire

    Bump
  7. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    Yeah, except none of that happened in this thread.
  8. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    Bwhahahaha! Nobody would have known the coating had failed if it hadn’t been cleaned. Let’s face it, it’s in the manufacturer’s best interest to make the consumer think the product doesn’t need cleaning or need cleaning frequently. The reality (as we all know) is quite different.
  9. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    I was there to clean it. There was heavy slime and grassy algae obscuring the shelled animal growth, so I took a pass with a scrub pad to remove that. Then a metal scraper to get the barnacles off and then another pass with the scrub pad to clean any remaining soft growth.
  10. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    There is no adhesion issue with this bottom.
  11. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    Unfortunately, I don't know any of these answers beyond the paint being sprayed on and burnished. The customer seems disinclined to pursue this with the yard, having put this product on the boat when his previous coating (applied by the same yard) also failed prematurely.
  12. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    Here are the points I made: 1.- Barnacles are not a particular fouling problem in the Bay Area, especially not on boats with anti fouling paint in decent condition. 2.- In 24+ years and 30,000+ hull cleaned, I have never seen this kind of barnacle fouling on a brand new bottom. 3.- Based on the few boats that I service that use Black Widow, this was alarming and I cannot recommend it to my customers. Here are points I did not make: 1.- Black Widow sucks. 2.- You will have the same experience with it that my customer did. 3.- You are an idiot to use it. I didn't make a "shit post" and I didn't make a broad generalization about the product. I merely documented what I found on one boat. I find it interesting and amusing that so many have apparently taken offense to that.
  13. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    Berkeley Marina also. But storage there is very limited. The owner of the boat in question also has a 1D35 berthed in Alameda and I suspect he enjoys the convenience of being able to jump on the boats and go. Plus, as Greg and I have both mentioned, dry-sailing options are limited in on the Estuary right now.
  14. fstbttms

    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    Not the point. I guess reading comprehension isn't your strong point.