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Old 12 March 2012, 11:58   #1
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Anti fouling / below ater paint

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I do not intend to leave my rib in the water for any length of time. Someone in the past has used and anti foul on her which is peeling and is the ugliest bit of her. I wondered whether you can just use a hard anti fouling ? Any thoughts .

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Old 12 March 2012, 17:51   #2
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He has antifouled the underside of the fibreglass hull and the underwater sections of the tubes which is the ratty bit !!

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It will clean off the tubes (with a bit of grief)

You could use Hempels Hard Racing White but it's an arm and a leg. If you're not going to be keeping her on the water for more than a week or so at a time, consider prepping the hull and applying a two pack paint. It won't discolour or need to be renewed as often.
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could you use ford diamond white car paint on a hull?
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I use a hard antifouling on my hull. Trilux 33. It's a bit pricey, but lasts well for my mooring which is on a beach and dries out on each tide. Anything over a week permanently afloat on a regular basis and I'd agree with Willk that it needs antifoul. If it's just a one off then the hassle of cleaning it down after is just about bearable IMHO. You can normally scrape/sand or soda blast the old antifoul off and then prep with a proper primer if you want a smooth lasting finish. I've yet to find a succesful tube paint. Even proprietary tube antifoul just flakes off. Obviously can't cope with anything faster than a tender through the water.
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There's an arguemnt for hitting it with antifoul remover if you aren't planning on keeping it afloat.

Removing it also (as I found) uncovers a bit more of the boat's history.......
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