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Old 30 June 2014, 09:02   #1
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Anti-Fouling Paint

So I bought a used 12 Saturn 12' dink. Wasn't planning on it but a fairly decent deal came by. I'm treating this as an experiment in that I'm not sure if the 12' model is too wide for my davits. It's about 10" wider than my present dinghy.

Anyway, has anyone here ever used Pettit Anti-Fouling paint or equivalent on their inflatable dink? Specifically, the PVC cloth section.

Had any success?
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Old 30 June 2014, 09:30   #2
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No, but I have heard the following about antifouling:
- Some RIB users use antifouling for the tubes, but only in that part which is in contact with the sea water.
- Use special antifouling for tubes. It is somehow rubber like, so it is flexible.
- Do not use if you fold your sib, as it will crack.
- It is a good idea to use pistol painting, so you can paint as thin and uniform as possible.
- Beware its toxicity! It is not like painting a wall. You need to protect yourself (mask, suit, gloves, etc.)
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Why antifoul a tender that's going to spend most of its life on the davits
Surely it'll never be in the water for growth to be a problem?
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Old 30 June 2014, 15:34   #4
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Yes it will, that's why I asked
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