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    Anti fouling paint

    On Barkley lake, in western Ky, we are having a problem with an algae growth on aluminum pontoons. What would be the best paint for this problem. Up to this year, it was never a problem. The water temp has been in the upper 80s with a very low flow in this dry year. Thanks for any help.

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    Always been a big fan of Trinidad SR on our sailboats.. We did 3 coats on our Gibson.. we'll see how long it lasts..

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    I cannot recommend a specific product, but I know that there are some special requirements for bottom coating aluminum. Google "bottom coat aluminum" or "aluminum safe bottom paint".

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    We're lucky on the Colorado River. We don't have to worry about algae. The Quagga mussels cover the entire boat bottom and eat most of the algae! Anti-fouling paints work really well against quaggas. Fiberglass boats usually have few to none on them. The outdrive of a fiberglass boat gets covered with quaggas, while the boat bottom stays clean. Except for the algae! Sometimes you just can't win.

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