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    Posted: 25 Mar 2016 at 7:52am
I have a racing sailboat that is being moved to the Caribbean. She will be taken out for 2 months of the year during hurricane season but otherwise moored. Fouling as you can imagine is a wicked problem here in the tropics.

I read that 17m Extra is made for fresh water and low fouling salt water, and that VC Offshore is for salt water. But then I find conflicting stuff that says the 17m Extra has the extra biocides to be effective is salt water.

So which is the best? I actually do race my boat so I need something that will keep her as anti-fouled as possible for racing.

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You would be better off applying Ultra for long soaks in tropical waters.  Much better anti-foul properties, can be burnished for speed, easy & fast application.  Reapply one thin coat annually just before launch.
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Micron 66 has the best anti fouling properties of any paint I have ever had experience with. None of the VC products are suitable for anything but low-fouling conditions, IMHO.
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Wow, looks like that Micron 66 is the stuff for sure after looking it up and reading!

Thank you Very much!!!!

Alex
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