Eco bottom paint testing, back to copper and Irgarol

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

1 Response

  1. Captain Tom Petersen says:

    Ben, I have now used EPaint SN-1 HP two cycles on Valkyrie (55 SeaRay Sundancer). In CA the discussion of copper-less paints comes around every other year. I took a chance to try ePaint and my first time I was just a few days shy of 4 years in the water in California before repainting. The second time was almost 4 as well. Needless to say I believe this is a great copper-less paint and it is proven (to me). Now the variables I find for success of any ablative paint is the use of the vessel! If a boat sits and is rarely used, there isn’t much help that a copper-less paint will be. However, if a boat is used frequently then these paints are very effective! Just my 2 cents on the subject of Copper-less paints.

Join the conversation

Your email address will not be published.