I can't speak for your area, but this is what my bottom looked like less than 2 months after applying 2 fresh coats of VC 17M (after pressure washing of course). I would guess barnacle husks occupy about 80% of the underwater surface.Actually, as long as the suoer thin layer of VC17 or SR21 is there, it is an excellent antifoulant. It is good in sea water for a whole lotta hours
Did you even read my post?? There is only enough copper to last a whole lotta hours.
Uhh...yes.Did you even read my post?? There is only enough copper to last a whole lotta hours.
VC might work for days but certainly not weeks
The stuff is fantastic on our lake for about a year and re-costing takes about an hourUhh...yes.
You said "It is good in sea water for a whole lotta hours" which is a vague statement A few months can be a whole lotta hours, as can 1 day I suppose if you choose to look at it that way.
Not much point in applying an anti-foulant that "might work for days". I suspect most people expect an anti-foulant to last at least one season.
Of course it is - because VC 17 designed to work in fresh water. Almost every boat on the Great Lakes uses VC 17.The stuff is fantastic on our lake for about a year and re-costing takes about an hour
Personally?? I prefer a hydrohoist
I’m also on Lake Michigan and have plenty of experience with Pettit Vivid. It did it’s job perfectly, but grew a very visible stain. Although it was an epoxy bottom, I really liked the idea the Evolution guys went with back when I was cleaning that thing. Mix a quart of black in with the required amount of white to give it a light grey bottom. Looks cool and hides the stains.I've got a hard paint similar to VC-17, basically a euro version of VC and I cant recall the name.
I'd like to re-coat with VC17 but I dont want blue-red-"almost black" color that they call "original."
Is there a lighter grey anti foul race paint that is OK ?
What about that pettit vivid-white stuff, does it stay white in (semi dirty) fresh water ?
You can’t put Vivid over VC without a fair amount of work. You have to strip down to barrier coat or hull. Luckily VC 17 comes off easy. Understandably, your boat’s a bit bigger, but it only took me a half a day by myself to prep our little B-25 for the switch. I highly recommend the tint. You know as well as I do how many clean bottoms you’ve seen in our lake that have that ugly brown stain. A touch of grey works wonders in hiding it.not a bad program on the tint. I don't think there are many lighter-colored options like that.. I will do some research on Vivid, if it can go over VC and is a semi-hard paint it could work
my boat lives in the water full-time at least for now, id love a pretty white bottom but..... they never look that way after some time in the dirty
I’m already a member of the group. When I say “retired” I mean I don’t even try to find work. I still get talked into a couple jobs a year despite telling them I’m out of the business.
After I retired, some 14 years ago, I too kept getting offers to consult and take on various other tasks. Took on a few where the ratio of time invested to enjoyment and compensation worked out to my advantage.I’m already a member of the group. When I say “retired” I mean I don’t even try to find work. I still get talked into a couple jobs a year despite telling them I’m out of the business.