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Old 20 June 2015, 08:08   #11
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For kick off, don't. I kept un-antifouled hardboats in a marina for years, 6 weeks is about the max before the barnacles start to form. In 4/5 weeks you'll only get the soft slimey light green weed. You can either trailer it, or get a mask on in shallow water and rub it off, you'll hardly need a brush. Obviously, periods will alter port to port due to natural variations.
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Old 20 June 2015, 08:11   #12
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Thanks all. Not the answer I wanted
Is it more speed via antifouling that you're looking for?
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Old 20 June 2015, 12:42   #13
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You can either trailer it, or get a mask on in shallow water and rub it off, you'll hardly need a brush. Obviously, periods will alter port to port due to natural variations.
Depends how much time you have to dick about doing this stuff.

We wasted most of last Saturday putting the boat on its trailer and pressure washing the bottom. We should have been out playing, not cleaning.
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My boat will potentially spend some time afloat this season, upto a month at a time. I am thinking hard racing antifoul

Ive always been afraid of antifoul and its impact on speed. What is the smoothest antifoul any of you guys have used, and have you any pictures of the smoothness please, the sample cards tell me nothing.
We used Trilux 33 and it went on quite smooth. Looks like the moon now that a lot of it has flaked off though!

The advantage with Trilux (in white at least) is that it is very white and stays white above and below the waterline. It's not unsightly.

I'd prefer not to have an antifouled hull but can't quite stomach the cost of putting the boat on a drystack berth.
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Exactly the point I made earlier. It's your choice


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Depends how much time you have to dick about doing this stuff.

We wasted most of last Saturday putting the boat on its trailer and pressure washing the bottom. We should have been out playing, not cleaning.
yup, took ours out a few weeks back to clean and antifoul, was a beautiful weekend lost to boring work!

Will lift ours and pressure wash in the slings in the next few months or so and be done with it.

dry stack is the answer!!!
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Seen someone on here used copper coat and gained speed.
I remember reading that thread too and thinking "but was the hull pressure washed off when the "before" slower speeds were recorded.

I think the situation was that a dirty antifouled hull was slower than a clean copper coated hull!

If it was faster than an antifoul finish all the manufacturers of power boats / cruisers would be offering it as an add on at build.

Or am I getting cynical in my old age?
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Depends how much time you have to dick about doing this stuff.

We wasted most of last Saturday putting the boat on its trailer and pressure washing the bottom. .
Really, I'd call it a 20min job excluding driving to and fro the slip. You need a better pressure washer.
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