COPPERCOAT ‘ CLEAN SWEEP’

Boating NZ - - Review -

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

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