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Old 02 June 2012, 18:43   #1
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Anti-fouling....boat in water all year round

Hi all,
I have recently put my rib in a salt water marina and intend to leave it there all year round. I intend to take it out of the water every two weeks and give the hull and tubes a good wash down. Will this be enough to keep marine growth away? I am trying to avoid anti-fouling but will if I have to. If I can get away without anti-fouling what is recommended to wash the hull and tubes with? If anti-fouling is the best option what is the best choice?
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Old 03 June 2012, 03:28   #2
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Hi all,
I have recently put my rib in a salt water marina and intend to leave it there all year round. I intend to take it out of the water every two weeks and give the hull and tubes a good wash down. Will this be enough to keep marine growth away? I am trying to avoid anti-fouling but will if I have to. If I can get away without anti-fouling what is recommended to wash the hull and tubes with? If anti-fouling is the best option what is the best choice?
Why are you avoiding anti foul? It is the best choice unless you have a very expensive rib you intend to own for a while, then the expensive coppercoat is an option.

Blakes antifoul is good stuff.

Each two weeks is a PITA to scrub a whole hull! But if you have the time, it should be enough I'd say.
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I agree with Paul. I have my rib on a swing mooring in the west of Scotland and have now AF'd with Ino for the Last 5 yrs because I got fed up washing no sorry hard rubbing down every 2/3 weeks. Best thing I have done as it blends in with the ribs colour scheme.
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