Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16 February 2010, 05:04   #1
azzurro's Avatar
Country: Other
Town: Madrid-Almeria
Boat name: SEPIA
Make: honwave
Length: 3m +
Engine: Honda BF20
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 197
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?

azzurro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 February 2010, 01:02   #2
Country: USA
Town: Camarillo, Ca
Boat name: Plan B
Make: Achilles
Length: 4m +
Engine: Outboard 30hp
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 20
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.
mmgarrett is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.