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nwslider

Short term moorage for Melges 24

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Looking for advise and or experience mooring a Melges 24 without adding bottom paint.  I would like to keep my Melges moored in a marina on the Oregon Coast for up to a month at a time.  We have no dry storage available, the local port has been less than helpful, and they also forbid installing or using a hydrolift type of device.  Stepping the mast and ramp launching is not ideal for my crew or our schedules but we are making it work.  

Has anyone used products like Eelsnot to leave the boat in the water for 2-4 weeks at a time?  Are there any other options/bottom paint/coatings that won't kill the performance or resale value of the boat?  The boat would only be in the water during the months of May - September, like I said for 2 - 4 weeks at a time. 

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Looks promising, easy to apply/reapply for leaving boat in the water for a couple of weeks.  Anyone here actually have experience with this product, Antifoul Alternative Speed Polish?  or Eelsnot?

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I have left my M24 in the water for roughly 9-10 days at a time.   Stuff does start to grow a little,  not to much to clean with a rag.  Certainly not barnacles. But a little slim will attach. And is easy to wipe off. 

I have no idea if it will keep it clean for 2 weeks at a time.   That might be pushing the scope of the product.   We are down here in the Gulf coast with Brackish water.  All I can say is give it a shot and see what happens.  Just be prepared for it to not work as well as you like.  Its Not an AF paint.

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