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Old 09 May 2016, 13:39   #31
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Nice to see you back in ownership of a proper boat again
And nice to see you around again! Long term, I wouldn't be too surprised if she rocks up in your neck of the woods...

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Old 09 May 2016, 16:26   #32
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I contemplated copper coat a few years back but cost and mixed reviews for my drying mooring put me off. Aquacote looks interesting though. Aqua-Cote.com
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Old 09 May 2016, 16:35   #33
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I contemplated copper coat a few years back but cost and mixed reviews for my drying mooring put me off. Aquacote looks interesting though. Aqua-Cote.com
I'm not quite sure how regular antifoul is cheaper over say, four years? Quite a few antifouls don't do well in mud. I'm in six meters over sand
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Just did mine at the weekend. Out of 10 I'd give it a 6 in terms of effort. The rollers were a pain, I had a collection, but the only ones we liked were Foam ones, but they accumulated so much copper weight they fell off the roller. My boat twin stepped hull with spray rails was a little awkward with lots of shapes, so the last 2 of 5 coats ended up being done with small foam (chemical resistant) rollers. We worked better as a team that way both doing the same job, and we just rotated. It took about 1 hour a coat all over for 2 of us, although one kit only went 3/4 round my boat.

First 3 coats looked awful, then next 2 smartened it up. It is very brown looking which I am not sure about, and I have a few little bumps to burnish but generally I am really pleased. Still a tad soft to touch today.
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Old 09 May 2016, 17:45   #35
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It is very brown looking which I am not sure about.
After mine was done, the lads at my home port nick-named her "Skidmark"

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She's now been in the water for four weeks. I checked the hull during a "maintenance moment" and there was no change from the original launch state. In fairness, there's never much fouling in May. After a week cruising, I'd guess that I might have lost about 0.5kts off a clean virgin hull? No actual trials yet so more later.
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She's now been in the water for four weeks. I checked the hull during a "maintenance moment" and there was no change from the original launch state. In fairness, there's never much fouling in May. After a week cruising, I'd guess that I might have lost about 0.5kts off a clean virgin hull? No actual trials yet so more later.
Your craft was looking good in the sunshine as I passed by it this weekend. Didn't check the coppercoat in case someone thought I was trying to tow it away.
We boated 20 tope - then ran out of bait on Sunday.
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Hi Willk, how did they hang the boat? What points did they attach to? I presume they couldn't use straps as they would be in your way. Any pictures?
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Hi Willk, how did they hang the boat? What points did they attach to? I presume they couldn't use straps as they would be in your way. Any pictures?
They used a pair of McLaughlin Skyhooks attached at the points where the straps met the boat

There are photos but I signed a confidentiality agreement...
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The reason I ask is because I need to replace the Keel Guard on my rib and I am trying to work out how to do it.
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