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Coppercoat USA, LLC

Coppercoat USA, LLC

Why do we call COPPERCOAT

"the 10+ Year Anti-Fouling"?

The average COPPERCOAT customer worldwide gets about 10 years of protection before they need to do their first touch-ups.  That doesn't mean that 10 years is a magic number and you absolutely must do a touch-up; if you are in a mild fouling location it might be 12 years or more before you need to do anything.  And if you are in a high fouling area and using an aggressive pad to clean the waterline it might be only 9 years.

What do we mean by touch-ups?  For most sailboats, the first place to wear is around the waterline or the bottom of the keel.  On powerboats, it is along the waterline and above the propellers.  When these areas wear through (you will start to see through the COPPERCOAT to the layer beneath) you will need to haul the boat, sand ONLY the worn areas, and apply COPPERCOAT to those areas.  You do not need to paint the whole hull again.  These touch-ups normally only take 1 or 2 kits of COPPERCOAT and the boat is good to go for another 10 years or so. 

One of the first boats with a COPPERCOAT bottom that we touched up here in the US (after getting EPA approval in 2009) was an Oyster 46 which had the COPPERCOAT applied 11 years earlier.  The owners had spent 10 years in the Caribbean before sailing north to Newport, RI where they hauled out to do some other work and to touch-up around the waterline and a small spot on the leading edge of the keel.  We did this touch-up using only 2 kits of COPPERCOAT after 11 years of service.  That is extremely cost effective.

We have talked with a number of happy boat owners that have had COPPERCOAT on their hulls since 1992 and 1993 - that's 20 years!

To learn more, and to order direct from us (we are in Florida), go to our website by clicking the link above.

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