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Old 30 April 2013, 02:18   #1
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Anti fouling Sibs - Is it worth it

Hi

In a previous thread a poster pointed out that a sib wouldn't cope with being moored (and used) for a 5 week period in the Med without falling foul of algae and the like.

Does anyone have any experience of this and is getting a Sib (like a Honwave) anti-fouled worth it or not?

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Old 30 April 2013, 04:59   #2
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If you're just keeping it afloat for 5 weeks I wouldn't ruin it by antifouling. Just take it out half way through (easy enough with a boat that light) and give it a scrub/pressure wash. Over 5 weeks the build up will be minimal.
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Old 30 April 2013, 16:19   #3
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"Over 5 weeks the build up will be minimal" +1
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Old 30 April 2013, 16:39   #4
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Thanks guys.

Anyone know whether a honwave t38 and bf20 could be squeezed into a honda civic hatchback - seats down obviously!

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Thanks guys.

Anyone know whether a honwave t38 and bf20 could be squeezed into a honda civic hatchback - seats down obviously!

cheers
Should do. I sold a HonWave T40 and Yamaha 25 to a guy with a Peugeot 306 estate. It all fitted in easily with the seats down.

Fouling really is a problem in the Med during summer. Our boat used to go in for just 2 weeks at a time and it would come out covered in hundreads of little crustaceans. They cleaned off with a little effort, but I wouldnt like to leave it more than 3 weeks. I agree with the poster above, antifouling a sib would ruin it, I'm not sure you could even get it to stick.
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Thanks for all your help
much appreciated.

Should be easy enough to spray down and keep on top of when moored as it would only be about 100 ft from the apartment.

In no rush but will keep my eye out for a good deal :-)
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Hi I had a Honwave 3.8 air deck with a Honda 20 and that went in a Skoda Fabia! You could always fix wheels to pull it up the beach for a good clean.
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