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Old 06 August 2019, 05:56   #1
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Coppercoat

Spotted this whilst window shopping online the other night. Looks good on the face of it, and fairly well priced considering the exchange rate at the mo.

BUT... it's been coppercoated all the way to the tubes. These pics


which are from the website of the yard selling it, shows it more clearly and IMHO it looks awful. I know Coppercoat is highly regarded by those who keep their boats on moorings/in marinas, but would it put you off on a boat in the 6-7m range which you intended to trailer? How does the Coppercoat cope with constant launch and recovery?
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Old 06 August 2019, 06:12   #2
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would it put you off on a boat in the 6-7m range which you intended to trailer? How does the Coppercoat cope with constant launch and recovery?
This paint job would.

I looked after a Zodiac Pro II 470 for a sailing club for a year. The boat was Coppercoated, and was launched and recovered everyday (due to weather and course requirements) for 16 weeks. In that time there was no damage to the Coppercoat.
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I know one small(ish) rib that's launched and recovered 5 days a week during the summer for more than a few years and the coppercoat is still intact (apart from where ta roller fell off and trailer arm scraped it) so with a normal careful use I'd be guessing it would be fine.
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So it stands up to use ok, but it looks crap no? I guess he'll be waiting for someone who wants to keep it on a mooring...
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I've not seen a full hull coppercoated before.
If everything else was good I might get over it, can't see it when you're using the boat..p
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I know Coppercoat is highly regarded by those who keep their boats on moorings/in marinas, but would it put you off on a boat in the 6-7m range which you intended to trailer? How does the Coppercoat cope with constant launch and recovery?
You go on MYB forums and copper coat is either loved or loathed - very mixed reviews.....
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Spotted this whilst window shopping online the other night. Looks good on the face of it, and fairly well priced considering the exchange rate at the mo.

BUT... it's been coppercoated all the way to the tubes. These pics


which are from the website of the yard selling it, shows it more clearly and IMHO it looks awful. I know Coppercoat is highly regarded by those who keep their boats on moorings/in marinas, but would it put you off on a boat in the 6-7m range which you intended to trailer? How does the Coppercoat cope with constant launch and recovery?
personally for me i would,nt buy it if if was the last boat on earth ,i guess its a ribcraft otherwise you would,nt be considering it at all ,may sell to someone for a mooring ,but i personally that mess would turn me right off on a trailer everytime you launched or retrieved it , just proves to me, a rib on a mooring is a very rich mans pastime !
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personally for me i would,nt buy it if if was the last boat on earth ,i guess its a ribcraft otherwise you would,nt be considering it at all ,may sell to someone for a mooring ,but i personally that mess would turn me right off on a trailer everytime you launched or retrieved it , just proves to me, a rib on a mooring is a very rich mans pastime !
It's an Osprey 6.8 actually, but I'm not considering it. Partly due to the coppercoat and partially cos I'd be rushing to get it all done by Oct 31st. I was just interested to hear other peoples thoughts. Anti-foul of any kind would be a real turn off for me even if it was in the UK and I wanted to see how many others felt the same.
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Coppercoat is good stuff. Mines had it for a few years now. Spent 4 months in the marina last year, this year and the year before on the trailer. I’ve smoothed mine off to a 600-800grit finish for speed and it’s still strong and only just greening. Odd brown colour at first.
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Looks like a Redbay? I bought a used Redbay a few years ago that was also Coppercoated up to the tubes. I ended up slapping white antifoul over it just to make it a bit more pleasing to the eye. Coppercoat is great stuff but ugly as sin!
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