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Old 05 April 2004, 11:14   #1
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Safe Boat Skin (Wax Antifoul)

Anybody have any experience of using this?

www.safeboatskin.co.uk

Thinking about putting it on my new boat when it arrives. I'm not a fan of spending hours scrubbing the hull of my boat and especially don't like the smell of all the crap that grows on it.
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Old 05 April 2004, 11:21   #2
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Never used it, but I like the sound of it! I might try some based on the reception it gets here. Looks good tho'...Advantages of antifoul without the disdvantages of less speed or pants looks. Very interesting...
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Old 05 April 2004, 12:28   #3
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WOW Robert looks good.

Going to old pricr thing it costs Pounds 49.95/bottle, you need two bottls for a 6-9 mtr hull. I would probably buy 10-12 bottles.
What about if we giove them a bulk order so that we get a discount?
Let me know if you are on fo that
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Looks expensive to me - bet it is nothing special either - the type of wax is the key

http://www.marineclean.ltd.uk/acatal...ax_polish.html

http://www.waxbytes.com/marine.html

http://precisionreloading.com/marinecareproducts.htm


Needs some more research but there are prob far cheaper alternatives out there
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Old 07 April 2004, 14:01   #5
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Cod am I wrong or safeboatskin is similar to antifoul without the mess?
The products on the links you posted are like wax I do not think that are the same as the safeboatskin thing. I don't know and the above is a question actually.
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Cod am I wrong or safeboatskin is similar to antifoul without the mess?
The products on the links you posted are like wax I do not think that are the same as the safeboatskin thing. I don't know and the above is a question actually.

"Question Is SafeBoatSkinŽ an antifouling product?

Answer Not from a traditional or legal perspective. SafeBoatSkinŽ does not contain biocides or any active substance which destroy or fight organisms. It works by creating an exceptionally smooth surface, which prevents almost all dirt from sticking to it "

This is from the safeboat website - sounds like wax to me - they also say "SaƒeBoatSkinŽ is a wax alternative to antifoul paint"

They say it contains Carnauba Wax - there MAY be other ingredients but what they are claiming are properties of the wax itself.
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Thanks 4 that
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Just thought I'd bring this thread back to the top, as I would like to know if anybody has any experience in using any wax antifoul, safeboatskin (http://www.safeboatskin.co.uk/) in particular?

I suppose what I'm trying to say is does wax actually work as an antifoul alternative?
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I would have thought that a wax type antifoulant would wear off - paint based eroding antifoulants rely on this principle, and you use a harder paint for higher speeds.

Could be wrong and I have no experience of the product.
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