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Old 08 June 2015, 03:24   #1
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CopperCoat after 4 years

After 4 years continuous sitting in the water of Poole Harbour, with only a few wash downs, the RIB was lifted at Southampton Dry Stack and given a good power wash to remove some light growth.
The pictures show that the Coppercoat is in perfect condition and still doing the job. Very impressed.
The dark marks are damp patches and where the forks were. The next boat will have the same treatment ......
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Old 07 August 2015, 20:26   #2
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I guess we'll find out soon enough how it holds up in warm water
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Could you please tell us a little more about your copper coating?
For instance how quickly did it go from copper coloured to sea green?
Did you do the engine leg as well? I think not. In which case why is the engine and prop so clean?
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Old 08 August 2015, 05:24   #4
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Coppercoated mine two years ago.
Turned the horrible olive/brown colour in about a week, in the water.
Earlier this year when boat was out for engine service there was only a light covering of slime which came easily with a powerwash.
I painted trilux anti-fowl straight on to leg, without any preparation, and after a year it has stayed on pretty well, which quite suprised me
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Yuuk!
A horrible olive/brown colour. Indeed!
Wouldn't want MY boat looking like that!

However, 250Kts's boat looks luverly in a delicate, soft green-that I quite like.
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here's another year on the same RIB, this year being in the tropical waters of the Bahamas.
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