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Old 15 September 2005, 08:47   #1
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Antifouling

What antifouling do you recommend for Ribs that spend all of their time in the water.

Based in Port Solent we seem to have thousands of the little b***ers, even worse this year. Have now stripped off all old antifouling back to bare GRP and was going to prime and thought about putting back on International Ultra. Any other recommendations.

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Old 15 September 2005, 09:18   #2
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Richard, I am just down the harbour from you and have the same problems. Tried some cheap stuff from the Port Solent chandlers this year. Disaster, its all peeling off. Intend to strip it all off during the winter and start again in the spring going back to International Ultraspeed. The exception being the stern drive which gets Trilux (I think). Normally I would re-antifoul at the end of May, so the new coat tackles the worst of the blighters during the height of summer.

Port Solent is particularly difficult because it is shallow therefore warms up quickly and full of nutrients
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Old 15 September 2005, 09:29   #3
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I always use International Trilux on the whole boat, it is quite dear, about 92 for 2.5ltr but works a treat . Inverkip marina isnt too bad for growth as there is quite a bit of fresh water running in from a burn, so can do it every other year with just a scrub in between.
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Old 15 September 2005, 09:30   #4
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I am planning to use copperboat as have heard good things about it, although paint seems to be 60 a tin. Now for the dunce question... how do you cope with antifowling the hull. There are so many bloody rollers on my trailer (minus 1...Roller Coaster ) I can't exactly slide the boat backwards and forwards.

Anyone know of a cunning method of doing this?

p.s. was thinking od applying some of the smoothskin? on the tubes to prevent her looking like a humpback whale
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Old 15 September 2005, 09:35   #5
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I am planning to use copperboat as have heard good things about it, although paint seems to be 60 a tin. Now for the dunce question... how do you cope with antifowling the hull. There are so many bloody rollers on my trailer (minus 1...Roller Coaster ) I can't exactly slide the boat backwards and forwards.

Anyone know of a cunning method of doing this?

p.s. was thinking od applying some of the smoothskin? on the tubes to prevent her looking like a humpback whale
Have a mate with a factory with an overhead crane.
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Old 15 September 2005, 09:39   #6
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I don't and I can't find any of my old lego/mechano to make one...
Do you sling the boat?
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Old 15 September 2005, 09:45   #7
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I've got a bunked trailer....so not a problem . Re coppercoat, Tonkas Delta is done with it and its great, just remember to add anodes if you have sterndrives.
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Old 15 September 2005, 09:46   #8
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In the past I have winched the boat back 2m onto a wooden block with the bow still on the trailer and then pained the bits were the roller sits. Use the trailer winch through a pulley block attached to a cross beam onthe trailer and keep the car hitched to the trailer just in case.

Are you going to put copper antifoul right next to your stern drive or outboard ?

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scaffolding and a overhead engine hoist would do it and relatively cheap to hire or buy just have to improvise on the cradle
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Have a mate with a factory with an overhead crane.
wrap some cloth round the bit where the roller was, wrap enough to make a ball of material so to speak, one of your old t shirts might do the trick, you will probably be able to pull and move the arm a bit to do this, then you can slide back and forth with ease and not worry about damaging the baby
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