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Old 05 May 2013, 03:17   #1
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Antifoul or not ? Advice please folks ??

Chaps.. Ive got a 5.8m ribeye 2001 which overall is in fab condition but the anti foul is looking tired... Iam never going to leave her in the water for more than one week and mostly may use her on fresh water lakes with the odd sea trip.
Is it worth my while using an anti foul remover to take it off or re- apply ?
It does make it look pretty rubbish especially around the transom.
There appears to be no bad damage to the hull itself.

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Old 05 May 2013, 03:48   #2
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Get it off & polish up the hull. It'll be hard work but worth it.
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Old 05 May 2013, 04:31   #3
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I am in the same position mine is a mess I have started getting it off with a small paper scraper done transom 1 st
It still leaves marks where they have keyed the fell coat but looks better
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Old 05 May 2013, 04:47   #4
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It still leaves marks where they have keyed the fell coat but looks better
Should polish out with the right products/tools and plenty of effort.
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Old 05 May 2013, 08:59   #5
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try jet washing . require at least 2200 psi ..not a nasty B and Q beast , this will remove at least half of it, then as the Rib nutters say, A/F remover
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Old 05 May 2013, 13:30   #6
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If you decide to take the antifouling off stand by for several days of pain. I Old Spice one year and it took 2 days to take the old stuff off. The chemical stuff is like wall paper but if the weather is too warm it dries too quickly and then sets back to hard antifouling. Use cling film to cover it whilst it works.

You must put some ground sheets down but even so our drive way didn't look the same again for a year as the mess slowly disappeared. The paste only tends to take one layer off at a time despite what it says on the tin. Its hard moving around under a trailer so use some flattened cardboard boxes and put the boat on the ground so you do one side at a time. Saves making a mess of the trailer.

Hopefully someone just painted it on and didn't abraid the hull with sand paper first or you really will have an interesting job on your hands for most of the summer. I would wait until the end of Autumn if I were you, you can use the boat now, some might fall off and the weather will be cooler so the remover won't dry out too quickly.

Good luck.


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