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Old 05 September 2014, 02:24   #1
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to antifoul or not

Hi,
Just bought my 1st rib, 5.85 Osprey Vipermax, 135 Optimax. it hasn't been antifouled, I am planning to dry sail it so it will only be in the water max 2 weeks at any time.
Should I antifoul it and if so with what? or polish it, and if so with what?
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Old 05 September 2014, 03:50   #2
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I wouldn't antifoul it unless you plan to keep it on a wet berth. If you keep the boat in the water for 2 weeks you can pressure wash the hull to remove any weed. It may discolour the hull slightly over time, but this can be easily removed with Y10.

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Old 05 September 2014, 04:16   #3
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I'd agree with "Dry Run"..Don't do it unless you have too!
It's done quickly and is a Sod to put Back to original.Slows you down,has negative impact on economy,often looks a mess and also masks minor scratches and scrapes,which normally you'd see sort at once.
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Old 05 September 2014, 04:25   #4
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I would also say it will reduce its value in my book anyway!
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No, no, NO!!!!! Lol

But seriously.........don't do it!!!!
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Old 05 September 2014, 13:38   #6
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As others have said for 2 weeks at a time then NO. I would never buy a used boat with a trailer, where the boat is antifouled... my thought would be, "What is it covering up" !!
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No, no, NO!!!!! Lol

But seriously.........don't do it!!!!

Speak for yourself. Some of us have to as we are on a swing mooring in heavy fouling do it a must.


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Old 05 September 2014, 15:37   #8
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Speak for yourself. Some of us have to as we are on a swing mooring in heavy fouling do it a must.


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OK, but the OP is dry sailing there boat and leaving it in for a max of 2 weeks - so I'd personally not anti-foul and jet wash as and when required - pretty much what every one has also recommended on this tread , leaving a boat prematurely in the water is obviously a different set of circumstances!!
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Wasn't arguing u was just stating the case for the less fortunate souls who have to get their hands dirty.


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Everyone I know who dry sails uses their ribs about half the time the rest of us who just lob it on a mooring do.
A bit of antifoul is nothing to worry about and after all, we all own ribs to get out on the water, wasting time driving the thing to the water and launching it compared to just getting on the thing and going is worth an awful lot more to me than a couple of knots at the top end.
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