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Old 15 January 2006, 09:59   #1
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Drive leg antifoul

My boat is due to come out the water soon for her annual scrub and re-anitfoul. While the hull stayed pretty clean for the year and only 1 jet wash was needed mid season(thanks david Hickman for your help!! ), on the other hand, the drive leg re-weeded very quickly.

I was thinking if I ask around on here I stand a good chance of getting a better feel for what works well for others.

I know it is all different for different areas due to the local species in the water / sunlight / tidal flow etc, but some more info never hurts.

The only slight bummer is that I can't remember what went on mine last year ooops!!
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Old 15 January 2006, 10:07   #2
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I use International Trilux that comes in a spray. 1 can was enough to do 1 leg with a couple of coats. I think it was around 20 per can. It worked pretty well all season and any slime blew off quickly with a jet wash.
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Old 15 January 2006, 11:04   #3
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Tie a heavy duty bin bag around it, it's bit of a drag but works a treat. It starves the critters of light. The clear anti-fouling is rubbish in my experience and anything else ruins the lookk of the thing. Another trick is to park it up in waist deep water jump in and give it a scrub with a stiff brush about once a month before the barnicles get a grip.
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Old 16 January 2006, 13:43   #4
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cheers andy,

i reckonit might have been trilux last year, but could be wrong.....memory like a gold fish

As i'm doing it myself this year an aerosol sounds like a good option


thanks mollers.....

my balance isn't quite up to hanging over the back, tieing stuff up. I'm more likely to fall in

As for the looks, a dull grey is fine for me (already been done once) ......better than weedy!!
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Old 16 January 2006, 15:24   #5
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I use International Trilux that comes in a spray. 1 can was enough to do 1 leg with a couple of coats. I think it was around 20 per can. It worked pretty well all season and any slime blew off quickly with a jet wash.
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Yep its called trilux prop-o-drev I've heard nothing but good reports
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Old 17 January 2006, 03:58   #6
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Yep its called trilux prop-o-drev I've heard nothing but good reports
Thats the very stuff
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