As if I didn't have enough to do on Petrel, it's time to get the Whitehall ready to re-launch:
I keep her in the water (fresh water) when in use but I've never used antifouling paint so she gets pretty slimy. This year I want to paint the bottom to stop the slime but I'm not sure what to use and several searches haven't turned up much information.
I'm leaning towards an ablative paint, something like Pettit Ultima SSA perhaps (http://www.pettitpaint.com/product.asp?id=13) to avoid buildup but my experience with the ablative paint on Petrel is that it fades very quickly. The red paint I used on Petrel (Interlux Bottomkote Pro, which is no longer available but which appears similar to the Pettit Ultima) went from deep red to a light brick red, almost pink, in a matter of weeks. I've looked at the Pettit Vivid paints, but I think the red is too bright and I'd need to buy at least two quarts to mix in another color to darken it, and that's far more than I need for this little boat.
So, I'm looking for an ablative paint, in a deep red that won't fade and that is available in quarts. Possible? Suggestions?