Bottom Paint Advice

Four R's

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I am about to get my boat prepared for this upcoming season.  I leave the boat in the salt water all season (May - Sept) and originally had it bottom painted by the dealer before my first year.  The dealer recommended either Pacifica Plus or Trilux 33 bottom paint  (both without copper).  I was wondering which product was better and if I have to rough up the toons before coating them and want to know how many coats.  The toons were power washed at the end of the season.


Four R's
I can't tell you which is the better product, but when I worked at a marina in NJ we would power wash and then paint after it dried.
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In the April/May ( printed version )  issue of BoatUS there is an article on page 60 on Bottom Painting .

Dont know if you can access on line with out a membership .