COPPERCOAT ‘ CLEAN SWEEP’
COPPERCOAT IS CELEBRATING its own memorable result in the aftermath of the 2017-2018 Clipper Round the World Race.
When the Clipper boats were finally hauled out after 40,000nm of racing and 16 months of continual immersion, the Coppercoat on their hulls revealed almost no loss of coating thickness. Barring the faintest trace of slime at the waterline in some parts, the hulls were virtually spotless.
For the first time in the race’s 22-year history, the boats did not need to be lifted out at the halfway mark in Sydney.
Coppercoat consists of copper powder and resin and, with its non-ablative characteristics it will firmly adhere to a wide variety of surfaces, including GRP, concrete, steel, iron and aluminium.
Following a thorough examination of the 2017-2018 Clipper Race boats, it is estimated that the existing Coppercoat treatment on their hulls should remain durable for at least a further two circumnavigations, lasting to 2022 and perhaps beyond. www.mecmarine.co.nz