Originally Posted by gtflash
Good post wilk.
So did you gain or loose any top speed?
How smooth is the finish?
I presume it was a virgin hull?
One of my key priorities is smoothness, and top speed. I have the product, almost all ready to go, I paid a lot less for it though. 6 kits enough for a 8.1m?
Too soon to say about the speed (I certainly won't gain any
) - I'll report later in the year (won't matter to you then though!).
The finish looks like rollered antifoul - slightly stippled. I have yet to burnish it as per instructions, so it MAY even out a touch - but I suspect not.
I bought eight kits (see photo for full kit supplied) and used almost seven. The last would have been for points that were missed but we hit the whole job in one pass. The epoxy has a 1 year shelf life and the copper has no limit, so I'm holding them for touch up work if required in the autumn. I'd have thought that six kits would be OK for you.
If you want smooth and fast - I'd STRONGLY recommend getting it sprayed! My hull was as you say - virgin. That said it had seen two seasons of rubbing and cleaning so wasn't totally unkeyed. I set about it with an orbital sander and 80/120 grit pads - almost broke my heart (and arms