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Old 16 February 2010, 06:04   #1
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Antifoul and SIBs

Hi all:


One of the most used words in this forum is "antifouling" but I have not found anything related to SIBs.

I will keep my SIB folded at home, after 1 month moored in summer.

I known there are some specific inflatable antifouling paints (Veneziani Gummipaint AF, Nautix A8, etc.). But whatever will happen when I fold the boat? Will the antifoul paint peel off, will it crack, will it harden the tubes so it's impossible to fold?
Is it the worth to antifoul a SIB, rather than just scratching the stuff with 3M?


What's you experience?
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Old 18 February 2010, 02:02   #2
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I have seen the Antifouling paint crack on SIBs even without being folded. If it was my boat, I would apply a protective sealant before mooring and then give it a good cleaning before storage. Is the mooring taking much of a toll on the bottom of your boat during that one month? If not, I wouldn't worry.
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