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Old 15 March 2011, 10:14   #11
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As MII is now afloat 24/7 I need to do something to keep the weed off, I've pretty much decided on Coppercoat, GJ0KYZ on here has it and it's almost maintenence free.

Not cheap to apply but it's fit and forget, a quick powerwash once or twice a year and that's it
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Coppercoat does not have to be expensive. Anyway, it was good enough for Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson
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Anyway, it was good enough for Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson
Well, it certainly caused him no 'arm 'aving it...
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Well, it certainly caused him no 'arm 'aving it...
Eye see no limpets!
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Stealing Martiniii's thought process here: If you could keep the hull in the shade then there is no need for antifouling as the wee beasties like a bit of diffused light.

Problem is, how do you keep the fouling off the thing that is keeping the sunlight away from your hull??
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Blind Faith I reckon, or maybe he was just in de Nile...
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Stealing Martiniii's thought process here: If you could keep the hull in the shade then there is no need for antifouling as the wee beasties like a bit of diffused light.
Tut tut! For a man who can recognise a coraline alga/maerl, you have a poor grasp of marine organism Settlement...

Algae will settle and grow anywhere, but light is necessary for growth. The other fouling organisms are animals and will settle and grow anywhere. That includes Bryozoans, limpets, barnicles, mussels, sponges etc. A lad I knew used to dive in the cooling water intakes of power plants, his job was to haul out the critters that were restricting the flow of water in the tunnels. Nice work - not. Marine engines suffer from this too.
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Tut tut! For a man who can recognise a coraline alga/maerl, you have a poor grasp of marine organism Settlement...

Algae will settle and grow anywhere, but light is necessary for growth. The other fouling organisms are animals and will settle and grow anywhere. That includes Bryozoans, limpets, barnicles, mussels, sponges etc.
This from a man who classifies all birds as duck!

Limpets wont settle where they cannot then slide out to munch on algae, before returning back to the same resting place. If you knock one off and don't put it back in the same place it really spoils their day!

Anyway, the biology of it is beside the point. Boats will hulls in shaded water suffer less fouling.
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This from a man who classifies all birds as duck!
You forgot the other sort - Penguins!


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Captive limpets, more effective than ultrasonic antifoul. Fact.
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