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Old 22 July 2004, 07:09   #11
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SafeBoatSkin Works!!

It works!! Have just taken the RIB out of the water at Crosshaven Marina. This area is well known for its high growth rate. It was in the water for a total of 4 and a half weeks.I will admit that there was some orange-brown staining on the transom and lower parts of the hull. At first I thought that the safeboatskin had failed but a damp cloth removed this and I had the whole boat clean in 10 mins.

It was obvious in fact that the staining was on the wax layer and not the hull. in fact staining is the wrong word to use, it was more like a very thin layer of spilt tea, if that makes sense? Afterwards the hull was as smooth as it was new, 5 weeks ago. Also there was very little growth on the tubes (I coated them as well) which came off with a quick wipe of a cloth. No staining either!!

Just some quick advice. Do not use any detergent when washing down the hull/tubes. You will not need it to clean the hull and it will only remove the protective wax layer.

Powerhosing is not worth it either. It doesn't remove the layer as well as a simple wipe with a cloth will. Also i would imagine that powerhosing would also remove some of the wax layer.

I would reccommend this product to anyone!!
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Old 23 November 2004, 18:17   #12
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The safeboatskin is fantastic.
I wouldnt use anything else. My hull is like new after 8 weeks on the marina.
Its availabe from the ribcentre in cork , Ireland . www.ribcentre.net
The lads there are brilliant and will answer any questions you have .

At last something that really works !!
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Old 23 November 2004, 19:50   #13
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I have no doubt it works well but as we discussed before it contains Caranuba wax - which is a hell of a lot cheaper than SafeBoat skin. It would be interesting to try some other waxes to see if they perform the same.
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Old 08 December 2004, 08:06   #14
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Barnacles...

How long does it take a Barnacle to grow into something that is difficult to remove?

My RIB has been in for about 9 weeks, took her out at the weekend and was a bit surprised by the numbers attached. They aren't difficult to remove (with a non-scratch scourer) - but I'm not sure how much of this is down to the safeboatskin that I used.

The reason for the confusion is that there were bits of the hull that I couldn't treat (i.e. where the rollers were) and I thought it would be interesting to see how it differed between the treated and untreated areas. And it doesn't really.

SO - is SBS actually doing very much?

Dylan...

P.S. By the way, the gunk wouldn't come off with a cloth, or the jet wash, so I've spent the last 2 days under the RIB with a hose and a pan scourer...... and I'm going to finish the job this afternoon......
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Old 08 December 2004, 08:38   #15
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From those pictures, it certainly doesn't look like SBS is workin!! Thats how my RIB would look like after only 5/6 wks in with no SBS. Now I leave with SBS if I leave it in for 11/12 weeks the worst I get is a thin layer of slime that wipes off, but certainly no barnacles!!

It sounds like you mightn't have applied SBS correctly. Did you polish it off?? How many coats/bottles? You would certainly have needed 2 bottles for that size RIB and plenty of thin coats, not two or three thick ones!!
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Old 08 December 2004, 15:18   #16
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Its availabe from the ribcentre in cork , Ireland . www.ribcentre.net
Expensive @ 80 Euro/bottle

try this link http://www.yachtinguniverse.com/shop/page60.htm at £42.51
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Old 08 December 2004, 17:19   #17
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I have no doubt it works well but as we discussed before it contains Caranuba wax - which is a hell of a lot cheaper than SafeBoat skin. It would be interesting to try some other waxes to see if they perform the same.
Cod one small detail.
There are two types of SAFE products

One is called SAFEBOATSKIN which they claim to be a type of antifouling with antifouling agents in the liquid

AND

The other is called SAFESPEEDSKIN made by the same company has same ingridients as the boatskin but they claim that instead of antifouling agents has other stuff that make the bottom of the hull more slipery and reduces friction in the water thus bot goes faster. This is what it says

SaƒeSpeedSkin® provides all the benefits of SaƒeBoatSkin® but does not provide any antifouling and it goes on to say that ...the real benefit was on the water where we judged the gain to be around 1.5 knots, a real bonus to us! After three heats, we finished 3rd overall against some strong international competition; this was a tremendous result for us and we will certainly be using SafeSpeedSkin(R) in future". Mike Deacon and Dave Deacon

Have a look at this http://www.yachtinguniverse.com/shop/page102.htm near to the bottom of the page.
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Old 08 December 2004, 19:09   #18
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I'd like to use safeboatskin, but it's not very practical for me so any suggestions appreciated.

My boat lives in a marina year round and gets pulled out once a year to have it serviced and cleaned up.

I don't own a trailer so pulling in and out is reasonably out of the question.....unless I pay £20-25 to have it lifted out. I don't have anywhere to keep a trailer so that that idea out of the window.

There is a drying pad in a few of our marinas that I could make use of, but again restricted by tide and time and probably couldn't get enough coats on in time.

I don't want to anti-foul as it slows down the hull and is a right royal pain in the bum to take off and put back on every year. I actually pay someone to do my other boat but that's an old C.I. 22 and not a major problem if the bloke f*cks it up.

I did look at copperbot or whatever it's now called but is a bit bl**dy expensive.

I have previously beached a mates boat and used a fast acting weed killer (a bit nerve racking when your not sure if it will stain the hull or not) and that worked quite well.......although not very eco-friendly!

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Old 09 December 2004, 03:55   #19
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http://www.ribs.co.uk/page/hydro

I know it's expensive but its a one off solution. No more antifoul forever!! Eventually your costs in antifoul, getting the boat lifted, paying someone to antifoul it etc would pay for it!! You could always charge other owners in the same situation as yourself to use it so they can antifoul their own hulls.

Its worth a thought anyway!! Get a discount off Laurence!
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Old 09 December 2004, 05:15   #20
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swginn,

I followed the intructions, and put 4 coats on the hull and 3 on the tubes. I used about a bottle and a third - and didn't polish it off (you could see where I'd applied it because against the light, reflections were 'misty').

Maybe it would be better if I could spray it on - at least then if my application was over enthusiatic, I wouldn't polish it off!!

Either that, or the marina water is some sort of fast-growing primordial soup......

I might be better off taking her out every 5/6 weeks and cleaning her off properly as I have this week - although I need to work out why my trailer keeps damaging the hull first......(see other thread...)

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