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Old 09 April 2015, 17:47   #1
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Antifouling you Rib

Would you Antifouling a very clean and new hull in the west coast of Scotland if you were keeping your rib in the water all year and why?
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Old 09 April 2015, 18:07   #2
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Would you Antifouling a very clean and new hull in the west coast of Scotland if you were keeping your rib in the water all year and why?
If you can recover and powerwash the hull every 4-6 weeks MAXIMUM then there is no reason to antifoul (and plenty of reasons not to) but beyond this timeframe, then you will have to antifoul or it's gonna be a complete b@lls.
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Old 09 April 2015, 18:29   #3
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Well mine is on a swing mooring from April till October I Argyll and have anti fouled for years to my benefit because without it it meant hours of brushing with power washer to get all the gunge of.


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Old 09 April 2015, 18:34   #4
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i usually leave my boat in the Kip Marina for 3 weeks max at a time and powerwashing on its own doesn't clean the boat. there is staining that only comes off with some hull cleaner (i haven't found anything else that takes it off yet, on the to-do though, answers welcome!)

personally i'd try to take it out once a month for a day and clean it.

i had to deal with anti fouling for 15 years, don't miss it one bit.

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(i haven't found anything else that takes it off yet, on the to-do though, answers welcome!)
1kg Oxalic acid -Hull,Deck,GRP Cleaner & rust remover | eBay

Mix it with wallpaper paste for adhesion. Avoid galvanised metals (the trailer).
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top man!

i have been using starbrite hull cleaner, probably similar stuff to this...also leaves a mark on the trailer

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Try hullkote. (Mclube) It lasts about a month. Very slippery and as long as you use the boat every other day the green slime will never take hold.

Foul release is becoming more and more popular here. environmentally friendly too.
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