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Old 25 February 2013, 13:13   #1
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Anti foul

What are your thoughts on ribs that have been anti fouled ?
Would it dramatically reduce its secondhand value ?
Would you recommend getting antifoul professionally removed ?

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Old 25 February 2013, 15:28   #2
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more info, ie boat age
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It can reduce second hand value, however a regularly antifouled RIB that lives in the water will be worth more than one with a very dirty, barnacle covered hull when you come to sell it. Depending on size and age, it may well cost you more to have it removed and the hull polished etc than you would potentially loose from selling it with the antifoul on. Plus of course, there might be someone out there who is looking for an antifouled RIB. Personally, it doesn't bother me - once the boat is in the water you can't see it anyway!
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I wouldn't touch an anti-fouled rib with a telescopic boat hook!

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I wouldn't touch an anti-fouled rib with a telescopic boat hook!

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Well as someone who has a rib that is anti-fouled I take that personally. We all have to deal with different cruising/mooring situations in that where I moor is bad for fouling so to maintain good hull speed I put on AF. As the previous poster said once its in the water you can't see it but it does its job.

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Old 25 February 2013, 18:13   #6
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I wouldn't touch an anti-fouled rib with a telescopic boat hook!

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Really? Like all boats you need to look at all the "evidence" of how the boat has been looked after ,used, serviced, and make a decision on what you think it's worth.
Anti fouling is a factor, but only one of many.
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I wouldn't touch an anti-fouled rib with a telescopic boat hook!

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+1

Its all down to preference, perception, and even bias. But thats what it is.
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As a rib user, I can't see it makes a lot of difference to performance or usability. As a Broker, I can't see it being that critical either. Obviously if the hull is not anti-fouled, then you can check the condition more easily, but if the owner has a need to anti-foul it, then that's understandable.

If the anti-foul has been applied properly (decent abrasion, primacon, 2 x top coat, etc) then removing it will be a nightmare - best left to someone else. If it hasn't been put on properly, it will probably remove itself given time!
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