Coppercoat is a two part waterbased epoxy affair into which copper dust is added before application. Good hull preparation, dry conditions, reasonable warmth and time to harden before contact are all important. The RIB is 10m so it was a challenge find the right place. Well, I knew where the right place was - but would they let/help me paint the old skow in the middle of their DreamWorks during a mad busy December? It was always worth a call....
....and perhaps it was 'cos it was the week before Christmas, but whatever the reason I got a green light from Redbay Boats - the fitout hall was at my disposal. I said goodbye to Missus willk, pressganged one of my Flying Test Monkeys and headed East - in the back of the pickup was a pile of painting gear and £800 worth of Coppercoat in a VERY small box!
I arrived to find the willkcraft suspended in midair by a pair of McLaughlin Skyhooks - the entire hull free to paint. Score! A team of lads had replaced the keelguard for me and laser levelled the waterline for masking. Thanks guys!