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SEA HAWKCukote Antifouling Paint

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    • Color
      Green
    • Capacity
      1 Gallon

    $254.99

    Cukote Antifouling Paint, Green, Gallon

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    Only 5 in stock!

    Model #18194084 | Mfg #3433/GL

    UPC #811577010947

    • Aluminum Safe: Not Aluminum Safe
    • Anti-Slime Additive: None
    • Biocide: Cuprous Oxide
    • Color: Green
    • Copper Free: Not copper free
    • Coverage: 173 Square Feet 5.0 mil DFT
      346 Square Feet 2.5 mil
    • Cure Time: To Overcoat: 1 Hour; To Launch: 12 Hours
    • Capacity: 1 Gallon
    • Type: Ablative
    • Color
      Blue
    • Capacity
      1 Gallon

    $262.99

    Cukote Antifouling Paint, Dark Blue, Gallon

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    Model #18194076 | Mfg #3430/GL

    UPC #811577010923

    • Aluminum Safe: Not Aluminum Safe
    • Anti-Slime Additive: None
    • Biocide: Cuprous Oxide
    • Color: Blue
    • Copper Free: Not copper free
    • Coverage: 173 Square Feet 5.0 mil DFT
      346 Square Feet 2.5 mil
    • Cure Time: To Overcoat: 1 Hour; To Launch: 12 Hours
    • Capacity: 1 Gallon
    • Type: Ablative
    • Color
      Black
    • Capacity
      1 Gallon

    $262.99

    Cukote Antifouling Paint, Black, Gallon

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    Model #18194126 | Mfg #3445/GL

    UPC #811577010985

    • Aluminum Safe: Not Aluminum Safe
    • Anti-Slime Additive: None
    • Biocide: Cuprous Oxide
    • Color: Black
    • Copper Free: Not copper free
    • Coverage: 173 Square Feet at 5.0 mils DFT
      346 Square Feet at 2.5 mils
    • Cure Time: To Overcoat: 1 Hour; To Launch: 12 Hours
    • Capacity: 1 Gallon
    • Type: Ablative
    • Color
      Blue
    • Capacity
      1 Gallon

    $254.99

    Cukote Antifouling Paint, Light Blue, Gallon

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    Model #18194118 | Mfg #3442/GL

    UPC #811577010978

    • Aluminum Safe: Not Aluminum Safe
    • Anti-Slime Additive: None
    • Biocide: Cuprous Oxide
    • Color: Blue
    • Copper Free: Not copper free
    • Coverage: 173 Square Feet 5.0 mil DFT
    • Cure Time: To Overcoat: 1 Hour; To Launch: 12 Hours
    • Capacity: 1 Gallon
    • Type: Ablative
    • Color
      Red
    • Capacity
      1 Gallon

    $254.99

    Cukote Antifouling Paint, Red, Gallon

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    Model #18194100 | Mfg #3441/GL

    UPC #811577010961

    • Aluminum Safe: Not Aluminum Safe
    • Anti-Slime Additive: None
    • Biocide: Cuprous Oxide
    • Color: Red
    • Copper Free: Not copper free
    • Coverage: 173 Square Feet 5.0 mil DFT
      346 Square Feet 2.5 mil
    • Cure Time: To Overcoat: 1 Hour; To Launch: 12 Hours
    • Capacity: 1 Gallon
    • Type: Ablative
    • Color
      Green
    • Capacity
      1 Gallon

    $254.99

    Cukote Antifouling Paint, Teal, Gallon

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    Only 2 in stock!

    Model #18194092 | Mfg #3434/GL

    UPC #811577010954

    • Aluminum Safe: Not Aluminum Safe
    • Anti-Slime Additive: None
    • Biocide: Cuprous Oxide
    • Color: Green
    • Copper Free: Not copper free
    • Coverage: 173 Square Feet 5.0 mil DFT
      346 Square Feet 2.5 mil
    • Cure Time: To Overcoat: 1 Hour; To Launch: 12 Hours
    • Capacity: 1 Gallon
    • Type: Ablative
    • Color
      Shark White
    • Capacity
      1 Gallon

    $264.99

    Cukote Antifouling Paint, Shark White, Gallon

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    Only 3 in stock!

    Model #18256388 | Mfg #3410/GL

    UPC #811577010909

    • Aluminum Safe: Not Aluminum Safe
    • Biocide: Cuprous Oxide
    • Color: Shark White
    • Copper Free: Not Copper Free
    • Coverage: 173 Square Feet at 5.0 mils DFT
      346 Square Feet at 2.5 mils
    • Cure Time: To Overcoat: 1 Hour; To Launch: 12 Hours
      To Launch: 12 Hours
    • Capacity: 1 Gallon
    • Type: Ablative

Specs

Product Overview

High in copper and with its hard ablative formula, Cukote is a good choice for recreational and commercial boats.

As its name implies, Cukote is heavily loaded with copper, which makes this bottom paint a top performer, even in heavy fouling conditions. As a copolymer ablative paint, Cukote offers several advantages over hard, modified epoxy-based paints. First, it self polishes as the boat is used, which eliminates the build-up of paint over time, which also reduces the need for sanding when the time comes to reapply. Second, as Cukote self-polishes, fresh biocide is constantly released and the hull remains smooth and clean. Third, hulls painted with Cukote can be hauled and kept out of the water without a loss of antifouling effectiveness, so you can paint in the fall and launch in the spring.

As a hard ablative paint formulated to wear slowly away, Cukote is a good choice for fast moving recreational and commercial boats. Cukote is a great choice for all waters, including heavy fouling tropical waters. Cukote may be applied to below the waterline to fiberglass, wood and steel boats with haulout intervals of less than three years. Do not apply on aluminum hulls. Offered in Dark Blue, Green, Teal, Red, Light Blue, Black, White. Not for sale in States where prohibited by law.

Key Features

  • Self-polishing ablative with multi-season performance. 
  • Ideal for fast moving recreational boats and fast moving commercial vessels, including high speed transports, supply vessels and ferries.
  • Out of water storage does not affect antifouling effectiveness.
  • Good choice for fiberglass, wood, and primed steel hulls.
  • Self-polishing formula reduces paint build-up. 
  • Not for application on aluminum hulls.

Physical Data

  • Type: Copolymer ablative
  • Finish: Matte
  • Available Colors: Dark Blue, Green, Teal, Red, Light Blue, Black
  • Components: 1
  • Curing Mechanism: Solvent release
  • Solids by Weight: 81% +/- 2%
  • Solids by Volume: 54% +/- 2%
  • Coverage: 173sq.ft. @ 5.0 mil. DFT, 346sq.ft. @ 2.5 mil.
  • VOC: 398g/l max.
  • Active Ingredients: 47.5% Cuprous oxide
  • Flash Point: 100°F

Application

  • Application Method: Airless and conventional spray; Solvent-resistant brush or roller
  • Number of Coats Recommended: 2-3
  • Wet Film Thickness/Coat (Recreational Boats): 4.6mil.
  • Dry Film Thickness/Coat (Recreational Boats): 2.5mil.
  • Wet Film Thickness/Coat (Commercial Boats): 7.4-9.3mil.
  • Application Temperature Min./Max. Range: 50°F-95°F
  • Thinner: Sea Hawk 2033, 2035

Minimum Drying Times*

Drying @41°F @73°F @95°F
To touch N/A 2 hr.. 1 hr.
To recoat N/A1 hr. 1 hr.
To launch N/A 12 hr. 12 hr.

*The above dry times are minimums. May be recoated after the minimum time shown. There is no maximum dry time before launching.

Get the right amount of paint:

Note: The following recommendations are for two coats of paint. All values are approximate

Boat Type Bottom Paint
10' Dinghy 1 qt.
14' Outboard 1-2 qt.
18' Runabout 2 qt.
20' Sailboat 3 qt.
24' Runabout 3-4 qt.
30' Sailboat 1.5 gal.
32' Cruiser 1.5-2 gal.
36' Auxiliary 2 gal.
40' Cruiser 2.5 gal.
45' Sailboat 3-3.5 gal
50' Sportfisher 4+ gal.

Another way to determine bottom paint quantity is to estimate the approximate surface area of the hull below the waterline, using the following formula:

Length x Beam x .75 = Approximate underwater surface area in square feet.

Each paint has a “theoretical coverage” area, but most paints require at least two coats, so you can expect actual coverage to be no greater than half of the theoretical value.

More information

For detailed application instructions, see the Cukote Data Sheet. NOTE: Manufacturer data sheets are subject to revision. Linked data sheets are believed to be accurate at the time of publication.

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