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Old 24 January 2011, 09:26   #1
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Recommend me a white antifouling

Time to antifoul the Scorpion.

Was last antifouled before we bought it and haven't bothered to recoat it since. As the boat mainly lived on a trailer it didn't need it.

However, it's now spending 6 months afloat, so needs to be re-done.

Will normally lift out a couple of times a season for cheap fuel and a wash off.

What white antifouling would anyone recommend?
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I use International's Trilux on my rib which sits on a drying mooring, so is only afloat for 5 or 6 hours per tide. No growth whatsoever, just a thin slime sometimes.
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Old 24 January 2011, 12:12   #3
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Hi Duncan

We always use Blakes Hard Racing, never had any problems with it and it stays white unlike some others that get a green tindge after a few months.
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I've been using International's Cruiser UNO Shell White for several seasons now. Keeps the boat clean afloat April to October - just a thin brown easily washed off slime when hauled out. However, it's recommended for not more than 25 knots, which is ok for me but maybe not for a Scorpion. I think Trilux stays on at higher speeds.

Trouble is, none of them seem to be properly white - Dover White is as grey as this little box I'm typing in, for instance. Shell white is better, but still greyish. After a while immersed they have a greenish tinge to them - copper salts, I suppose.

I have seen yachts with what seems to be 'proper' white a/f, but don't know who makes it. Be good to find out as I'm always a bit disappointed with the colour, though the a/f properties are good.
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Hi Duncan

We always use Blakes Hard Racing, never had any problems with it and it stays white unlike some others that get a green tindge after a few months.
Ah! That may be the answer. Perhaps I'll invest in a tin.
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I use International's Trilux on my rib which sits on a drying mooring, so is only afloat for 5 or 6 hours per tide. No growth whatsoever, just a thin slime sometimes.
Does it keep its white colour - or go green around the waterline?
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Hi Duncan

We always use Blakes Hard Racing, never had any problems with it and it stays white unlike some others that get a green tindge after a few months.
Hi Kieron,

That's good to know. Does it keep the bottom clean?

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It does but the boat needs to be used, if it just sits it will build up a film.
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Does it keep its white colour - or go green around the waterline?
Pretty good overall. All I tend to get is a yellowing where the boat dries out and sits on the sand. I'll take a photo later.
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