Originally Posted by Lugnut
I'm unfamiliar with the term "antifoul" in the way you gents are using it.
We have "ante fouling paint" here but that sounds different from what you all are describing...
It sounds like you use some sort of anti foul substance while washing your RIB/SIB, is that right?
The verb to "antifoul" as being used here means to apply a layer of anti-fouling paint (note spelling is the same in US English and British English). That being a paint which is meant to resist the growth or attachment of biological material on the vessel's hull.
However even with an antifouled boat some slime growth does happen and people will remove the boat periodically to pressure wash this off.
I think ciaran's main concern is actually his tubes. There aren't (m?)any products around for preventing growth on tubes. So there these need to be cleaned frequently if they rest in the water.