Originally Posted by Genie
I replied in my marina berth where my current fisher/cruiser is kept. Talk got around to usage and I asked if it was anti-fouled to which I was told you don't really anti-foul RIBS.
Well as you have probably guessed he was talking bollicks. Lots of Ribs live on trailers so yes they don't need antifouling. For those that do live on the water nothing wrong with a nice coat of hard antifoul paint. The alternative is endless trips down to the boat just to scrub it off. Some bright spark left our dive club rib in Portsmouth harbour for 6 weeks one summer. I and several other members had to spend a weekend cleaning the crap off.
I know Carly doesn't antifoul his little speed boat incase he looses 1/10th of a knot off the top end so spends his spare time polishing it instead. Also Nautibouy bought a floating dock the size of an aircraft carrier to park his rib on top, out of the water, but for those that just want to step on board, turn the key and go then a nice coat of International hard antifoul will keep the wee beasties away
afterall all the other boats in your marina will be antifouled, why not a rib.
Be wary of "snake oil" products claiming they will replace antifoul paint btw, some horrible photos on here showing complete failure.