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Effective AND Fantastic!

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The Valkyrie is a well-recognized Sport yacht in Southern California. Captain Tom and Anita Petersen are well known around the marine world in yacht sales, training, charters and just having fun on the water. Tom has been the Commodore of 2 Yacht Clubs and has planned and initiated hundreds of outings for boaters.

About 5 years ago there was a very real push to rid the use of copper based bottom paint in Channel Islands Harbor (as well as California). While the issue was being discussed, the Valkyrie (a 60ft Sport yacht) was coming up for needing bottom paint. Tom decided to consider a non-copper based paint, but also knew that without much data, this was a gamble. The concern was:

  1. Would the paint do what it is supposed to do, and
  2. Would it last? Valkyrie regularly travels at 30kts which could peel off cheap ablative paint quickly, especially since Valkyrie is run several times a week.

Doing some research, we found that EPaint had a non-copper paint that was used by coast guard fast boats. Ventura Harbor Boatyard arranged for Valkyrie to be painted with SN-1 HP. That process was late Summer of 2012. Bottom cleaning has been performed every 2 months which is less than recommended (ideally monthly in the Summer). Late Fall of 2015, the bottom cleaning service (Green Clean Dive Service in Channel Islands Harbor) announced that on a scale of 1-10, the bottom paint was still effective at around 6 and that sometime soon we should start planning to repaint. March 2016, now 3.5 years after first applying the Epaint, we are finally planning to haul Valkyrie out for a repaint.

Copper Paint is still allowed, but continues to be discussed in regards to banning its use.

3.5 years for ANY paint to be effective is fantastic! This is a testament to great quality paint and regardless if copper paint is still available, a non-copper paint alternative for roughly the same price, is a no-brainer!

Captain Tom Petersen

STILL Without Barnacles

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My aluminum 24ft Crew Boat is 5 years old and has started out its life here in British Columbia with Epaint on its first launch. I have had the boat manufacture apply a new application 2 years ago, and it still looks quite good without any barnacles etc. Your products are very new up here in BC, but we have had good success, 2 seasons between applications.

Amazed At The Results!

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We have a 1979 Bruno Stillman that we use as our Race Committee Boat both in the inner harbor and within Nantucket Sound. This year we removed all of the old bottom paint, prepped, primed and applied your Epaint bottom paint and were amazed at the results! We picked up 2 knots of speed, bettered our fuel economy and just look at the attached pictures that show her pristine condition after removing her for the winter. Of course these positives came as a surprise to us knowing that the reason for switching to your bottom paint was purely to avoid how old bottom paint impacts our fragile environment.

Kind regards,

Peter A. McEachern, General Manager
Nantucket Yacht Club
1 South Beach Street P.O. Box 667
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554

The Well-Being of the Sea

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I applied three coats of the ePaint ECOMINDER to Cygnus, my 26′ Phil Rhodes designed O’Day Outlaw sloop in the spring of 2009, following the directions for application closely.  I kept the boat in the water for two seasons.   The paint worked great for the first season.  Although the paint was not intended to last more than one season, I have had minimal fouling this second year as well.

With the ocean subjected to the threat of pollution from all angles, I appreciate that ePaint is making it possible for those of us who gain so much enjoyment from the water to take action so that we can improve the well-being of the sea for generations to come.

David B.
Gloucester, MA 01930

By Far-Best I’ve Ever Used

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Two things.  First, Sailors for the Sea awarded us Gold for all of the One Design and Dry Sailed regattas this past Saturday.  This was made possible by your generosity in providing paint to NCS [Nantucket Community Sailing] for all their support Boats and their J 105s etc, and by Nantucket Yacht Club’s initiative to paint their large signal boat and various support boats with your products.  Great news for NRW [Nantucket Race Week] and for EPaint.

Second, I’ve been painting bottoms of my boats since 1956 and have used all sorts of products from the old Woolsey hard racing finish of the ’60s to the Pettit products of the last decade.  I can tell you categorically that the ZO-HP grey I put on this June (three thin coats, rolled on) is by far the best I’ve ever used for hardness and antifouling effectiveness.  In all prior years I would have, by this point in the season, hand cleaned the bottom at least twice and often three times for light slime build up, and some more significant fouling on the sunny side of the mooring.  Have not touched it yet and see no evidence of any need to.  BTW the light grey color is terrific in telling me how clean it is.

Racing record thus far is my best in years.

Thanks to you and your team for your support and your product.

Steve

Orr’s Island, ME  04066

Incredibly Successful

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International racing competitor, Capt. Tom Mullen, races all year round with E-Paint EP-2000 smoothing the way to the winner’s circle. In 2009, competing in regattas around the Caribbean, Shamrock, a J/120, carried her crew and skipper to podium finishes in the BVI Spring Festival, the BVI Spring Regatta, Antigua Sailing Week and the St. Thomas International Rolex Regatta where Shamrock slid around the course faster than any of her competitors to lock up a First In Class trophy.

Shamrock’s owner, Tom Mullen, who continues his winning ways by using E-Paint EP-2000 on his J/80 during the summer months on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, had this to say about his experiences using E-Paint, “At every Caribbean regatta,” says Mullen, “I see fellow competitors diving on their boats to clean algae and other types of salt water growth off the bottoms of their boats before racing. Nothing, absolutely nothing grows or adheres to Shamrock’s bottom with E-Paint in place,” continued Mullen, “It’s an incredible surface and it’s easy to apply. E-Paint is definitely a major contributor to Shamrock’s incredibly successful 2009 Regatta Season.” Mullen invites anyone who wants to hear more about his experiences with E-Paint to contact him by e-mail at tntmullen@owlsnestgolf.com.