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Old 04 February 2005, 20:20   #11
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How long ?

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A bottle of safeboatskin costs 80 euro or 50 pounds stg and will cover 50 plus m2.


Will it last a season ???



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Old 05 February 2005, 08:25   #12
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Scotty,

I bought my safeboatskin from the RIBCentre and it will last a full season. If you get the stuff just be sure to apply it correctly. I put mine on in incredibly thin coats and it took me 6 coats to get through the bottle. A little extra effort at the outset saves a load of work cleaning the hull afterwards.

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How's the Valiant going?? 150 Optimax, she should be a flyer!!
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Old 05 February 2005, 08:41   #13
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Hi Swginn,
The feed back I'm getting from ribbers on the board here is that the product is just too expensive. I need to look to other markets (abroad) first before I try it. Like everything else in Ireland it maybe a case of the dealer wanting too much..... but I may be wrong. The boats going very well..... like shi* off a shovel
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Old 05 February 2005, 14:55   #14
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Arrogance !

Feck me !

I just got a pm from ribcenter (agent for safeboatskin) asking me how much did I spend on my boat and would I not spend 80 euro to protect it ? Well matey the answer is possibly but not from you . If the product is as good as you say it is then I will buy it in the USA and ship it in and sell it cheaper than you ! This pm is available for all to see if you want. He also said I could phone him if I had genuine queries..... Time to surf the google machine !!!
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Old 06 February 2005, 06:36   #15
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80 Euro for some wax????

I STILL remain to be convinced it is not just some normal carnuba wax mixed with "snake oil"!!!

When I get my boat I am going to try making up my own mix or use one of the other boat waxes with carnuba and see how good it is.
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Old 06 February 2005, 07:56   #16
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Is this an alternative??

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Old 06 February 2005, 10:09   #17
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Yes I spotted this as well - all we need now is a uk supplier - $14.95 lot better than 80 Eu!!!
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Old 06 February 2005, 15:09   #18
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Out of interest, how much does it cost to antifoul a RIB properly? I would imagine its not all that shy of 50 and the fact that it buggers up your hull, looks crap and probably needs a lot more effort to apply (rubbing down etc) would point me more in the direction of safe boat skin.

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Old 06 February 2005, 15:54   #19
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The hard antifouling paint from International is about 75 for 2.5L and will just do 2 coats on a 6.5m rib. Takes a day with a small roller and will need going over again next year.

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Old 06 February 2005, 15:59   #20
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I rest my case. 50 for safe boat skin can't be that bad considering all the advantages (not to mention anti fouling is nasty stuff)....even if it is just "wax".

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