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Copper-Based Boat Paint Ban Passes State Senate

Copper-Based Boat Paint Ban Passes State Senate

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If it becomes law California Senate Bill 623 would prohibit boat manufacturers from selling recreational vessels with copper based antifouling bottom paint after 2014, and would prohibit Recreational boat owners from using or applying copper based paint after 2018.
This bill was approved june 1st it now goes to the state assembly.
  The bill exempts Military and commercial vessels. Source The San Diego Log June 10, 2011
B.E.

The good engineer does not need to memorize every formula; he just needs to know where he can find them when he needs them.  Old professor

RE: Copper-Based Boat Paint Ban Passes State Senate

I thought this was already in place?  All I can buy when I get my boat hauled is ablative paint.  Didn't think the copper was even still sold in the US.  I know a couple cruisers in my marina (Florida) who go to Central America to get their boat work done, and that's part of the reason.

I'm not nearly as in tune with it as folks on this forum probably are, though.   

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RE: Copper-Based Boat Paint Ban Passes State Senate

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You can still buy copper based antifouling in California, for now.
B.E.

The good engineer does not need to memorize every formula; he just needs to know where he can find them when he needs them.  Old professor

RE: Copper-Based Boat Paint Ban Passes State Senate

Funny how it never affects the ones that it was all originally intended to affect when the epa came into being. So if its so bad why do the special folks get to use it? And what is so special about it? I'm curious. Soon all that will be available for joe blow is water base paint, and how well is that going to protect your investment?  

RE: Copper-Based Boat Paint Ban Passes State Senate

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beej67
Just because an antifouling is ablative, that does not mean that it does not, contain copper. In California some areas have banned ablatives becaus they put too much copper in the water.
Dicer,
The biggest polluter in San Diego is the Navy and they are exempt.
Go Figure.

B.E.

The good engineer does not need to memorize every formula; he just needs to know where he can find them when he needs them.  Old professor

RE: Copper-Based Boat Paint Ban Passes State Senate

Thanks Berkshire, didn't know.

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