Boat came out today - lift/hold/drop to change the anodes and to grease the prop.
COPPERCOAT - After 2 years in the water.
Some slime - nothing more.
Well pleased - I should have had her done years ago.
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Thread: Coppercoat - feedback
27-06-12, 18:02 #1
Coppercoat - feedback
27-06-12, 18:05 #2
Nice looking boat
I listed a starlight 39 today that was treated 10 years ago and has been rtw with just a touch up here and there. It's still in great shape and if they were keeping her the owners would do it again.John Rodriguez Yachts. Cruising & Bluewater Yachts www.jryachts.com
27-06-12, 23:12 #3Registered User
Location : West Highlands
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- Jul 2009
looked at a boat coppercoated a few weeks ago, it had more weed and slime on than mine which had two year old antifouling. Anybody know what might have gone wrong?
27-06-12, 23:21 #4
I've watched these seeming-contradictory reports over the past year and longer, and still don't know how to judge what's for the best.
I'd like the benefits of multi-year freedom from encrustation and a limited annual effort, but certainly don't want to spend hard-saved shekels paying a premium price for what could well turn out to be a less-than-premium performance.
Just what is it makes the difference between a very satisfied group of Copperbot'd clients and an apparently similar group who'd rather not have bothered.....?
What does one need to do, on a used boat?
27-06-12, 23:44 #5
27-06-12, 23:59 #6John Rodriguez Yachts. Cruising & Bluewater Yachts www.jryachts.com
28-06-12, 09:53 #7Just what is it makes the difference?
I cannot see those in the trade spending costly extra hours going over every inch with a critical eye, a scraper and a sanding block. Proud owners, certainly.....
So, what do those in the trade do differently, but successfully, that the rest of us don't know about?
28-06-12, 10:15 #8
I am currently in the process of final sanding my own hull before applying 2 coats of solventless epoxy prior to coppercoat. Several people have remarked at how thorough I am being on preparation. Most say "thats good enough" when it obviously isn't (including the cowboy professional lot) Yes some of the variation may be in the quality of application but it's not amateur v professional. Sometimes "professional" means getting paid to be sloppy!
28-06-12, 10:37 #9
Ours was applied from scratch over the course of a week with boat in temperature controlled hangar.
How many DIY-ers have access to a hangar?
Also a consideration was that in view of some horror stories, I thought I would have more of a comeback if it had been applied by a Coppercoat recognised professional boatyard.
28-06-12, 10:39 #10Registered User
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- Nov 2004