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Old 31 March 2016, 18:20   #11
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I'll report back over the season. I expect to loose a little top end speed, but that's swings and roundabouts for me as a few weeks of weed and "Barney McCools" will slow her anyway. I was seeing major loss of performance after 20-23 days last season. How the antifoul properties hold up is obviously critical. I've made my bed and I'll have to lie in it - we'll see how she looks after a month in the salt!
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Old 01 April 2016, 01:43   #12
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Or Typing!?
Good advice though
...specially the bit about getting it sprayed by Pros!
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Perhaps a comprehensive set of before and after pictures might be a good thing ! When we bought the Ribcraft it was already antifouled because it was moored in a river . A number of folk suggested to us that antifouling might be used to hide minor problems on the hull . Now I don't give this theory much creedence at all myself because I can't really believe it would either work or be the right thing to do . Clearly though a number people might suspect it ? A good set of photos might just help when the time comes to sell her on ?
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Old 01 April 2016, 07:12   #16
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Yup! Flat out against the clock and covered in pink epoxy (my barber was quite distressed afterwards) - camera stayed in the bag!
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Perhaps a comprehensive set of before and after pictures might be a good thing ! ....A number of folk suggested to us that antifouling might be used to hide minor problems on the hull . Now I don't give this theory much creedence at all ....A good set of photos might just help when the time comes to sell her on ?
Such photos are in my possession. But they don't actually prove anything do they? You'd need a video of a pristine hull being painted and it could STILL get damaged afterwards and repainted.

In any case, I suspect that the majority of RIBs of this size are kept afloat so antifoul is fairly much par for the course. I allowed that if someone was bright enough to be concerned about hull damage then they would be bright enough to appreciate that a £80 bucket of Cruiser Uno would hide as much naughtiness as £800 of Coppercoat. Again, if the coppercoat is still working when/if* I sell it then some may see it as an advantage?


*Missus willk has been informed that if I pop my clogs any time soon then I want a Viking Funeral - strap me to the helm, point me West and light the tar barrel...

She replied "Why wait?"
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So when do we actually get to see a picture of your pride and joy. I don't think I ever have...
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I'll report back over the season. I expect to loose a little top end speed, but that's swings and roundabouts for me as a few weeks of weed and "Barney McCools" will slow her anyway. I was seeing major loss of performance after 20-23 days last season. How the antifoul properties hold up is obviously critical. I've made my bed and I'll have to lie in it - we'll see how she looks after a month in the salt!
Nice job Willk.
I found the coppercoating reduced top speed by 3 knots.
You were lucky with the hoist, i had to rock the boat on the trailer from one side to the other, and then jack up the ends.
Hard work especially single handed.
But very pleased with the results the last few years.
A light power wash after a year on water to remove a very light covering of scum - no Barneys at all.
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i had to rock the boat on the trailer from one side to the other, and then jack up the ends.
Hard work especially single handed.
I heard - and I felt your pain! Hopefully the Barney McCools in the Swilly will be as unhappy as those in the Irish Sea were...
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Good post wilk.

So did you gain or loose any top speed?
How smooth is the finish?
I presume it was a virgin hull?

One of my key priorities is smoothness, and top speed. I have the product, almost all ready to go, I paid a lot less for it though. 6 kits enough for a 8.1m?
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