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Old 03 November 2007, 17:25   #21
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5 Months Without Antifoul

Easily cleaned off, after a good days' scrubbing, so I'm told - I kept away at the time
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Old 03 November 2007, 18:00   #22
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resisted antifouling on my delta for two seasons with it afloat for 10/12.Had to spray it every 5-6 weeks to clean it.In the end gave up and after keying the bottom,primer and two coats of trilux all done.. Used to last 8-10 weeks when i'd have to srcub and spray it again.Had to recoat it each season.The hull was white so it didn't look too bad with white a/f.
Now have a ribcraft 6.8 and no antifouling.This one is in the water almost all year so I have just resigned myself to spraying it every 4 weeks or so.
I use red label Hyperchloride which every one uses here for marine growth..kills it instantly.
Often or not if the bottom is grubby i'll take the sprayer with me on a picnic and beach and clean the boat whilst off-islanding.
I have heard that once a/f has been bleached it losses its effectiveness is this right?
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Old 04 November 2007, 03:33   #23
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Often or not if the bottom is grubby i'll take the sprayer with me on a picnic and beach and clean the boat whilst off-islanding.
I have heard that once a/f has been bleached it losses its effectiveness is this right?
Down in the same neck of the woods and I have been using the acid method for the 2 years I have had the boat. I've only had to spray 3 times this year and when I pulled the boat the hull was still clean. (yes I know the weather is brilliant right now but my wife is expecting in 8 days and I don't want to take any chances if the weather turns and I'm not here to keep an eye on it)

Keep an eye on your hull especially from late May through the end of August. Yes the acid breaks down completely in water so it is a LOT more evironmentally friendly than antifouling which is basicly a poison.

From your comment about off islands I assume you are on St Marys so give me a shout if you are heading to Old Grimsby.

All the best Ian.
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Old 05 November 2007, 12:19   #24
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Tube antifouling

I havn't had any problems with antifouling the GRP, however the last 3 or 4 feet of the tubes sit in the water on the mooring, and the barnacles have had a field day this year, as well as weed of course.
International Paints do not recommend any of their products. They are concerned about issues with the paint solvents, presumably reacting with the tube material which is Polyurethane in my case.
Has anyone any thoughts or experiences on antifouling the tubes?
Only just discovered these forums---aren't they great!!
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Old 05 November 2007, 15:01   #25
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I havn't had any problems with antifouling the GRP, however the last 3 or 4 feet of the tubes sit in the water on the mooring, and the barnacles have had a field day this year, as well as weed of course.
International Paints do not recommend any of their products. They are concerned about issues with the paint solvents, presumably reacting with the tube material which is Polyurethane in my case.
Has anyone any thoughts or experiences on antifouling the tubes?
Only just discovered these forums---aren't they great!!
Thanks for any replies by the way.
I kept a hardboat in Port Pendennis marina for many years tht wasn't antifouled. The 'rule of thumb' was, 4 weeks- soft green weed, easy to power wash off. 4-6 weeks- brown weed, slightly harder to get off. 6 weeks+ barnacles! Shits to get off!
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