5200 and copper sheeting will work great until you have to replace the
sheeting. 5200 is one of the most difficult things to remove there is.
It might be possible to repair thinned sections by putting on another
layer but getting the old one off would be a very difficult problem.
Gordon Couger gcouger@...
Stillwater, OK www.couger.com/gcouger
405 624-2855 GMT -6:00
----- Original Message -----
From: "Harry W. James" <welshman@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2000 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: [bolger] Re: Copper bottom treatment?
> A few more comments on copper bottom stuff
> Copperpoxy was mentioned a couple of times , but here it is again. It
> sold by System Three , but spun off to a separate company a few years
> Check out their web site at copperpoxy.com where they have customer feed
> back and application guide and other neat stuff.
> I think it would probably work pretty good in Northern climbs, and would
> probably be just the thing fo trailer boats that spend up to a month or
> in the water anywhere, including Florida.
> The Company claims up to 10 years.
> I like the idea of the copper sheathing layed down with 5200. If I was
> planning a round the world type of cruising existence , I would give
> one some serious thought.
> Copper plating was used by cruising yachts up until very recently, when
> antifouling paints were developed. . Eric Hiscocks 1st round the world
> Voyager had copper plating.
> _ _ _ _ _
> % Harry welshman@...