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Micron CF or Pacifica ?

Hi All...I wanted to solicit some opinion from some members about antifouling paint...hopefully some folks here on the Chesapeake.
I feel the need to use copper free antifouling on my bottom due to all the dissimilar metals....aluminum rudder, iron c/b, bronze prop, SS shaft...(I have a 1970 C&C Corvette), and it's good for the environment.
Anyway, last haul out I used Micron CF. I was not at all happy with it's performance, and while the slime did sluff off with a brush and pressure was very stubborn to do so and never came loose after a brisk sail.
Interlux also has Pacifica, another copper free paint.
I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with a copper free paint in the Chesapeake?
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We're on the mid/upper Chesapeake (Rock Hall). Just from observation, I think Petit's Hydrocoat is the preferred bottom paint here these days, with Petit's Prop Coat aerosol on the propeller, trim tabs (if you have them) and shaft. Still get growth, though...

I just installed aluminum sacrificial anodes (left unpainted, of course) for the first time. Previously, I always used the traditional zinc. The only caveat I saw was to change them all, not just some.


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So...not much opinion on copper fee antifouling? Probably because no one uses it because it doesn't work. Just my opinion from last two seasons.
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