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Old 06 February 2005, 16:09   #21
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You haven't encountered the Solent barnacles then, warm shallow water, full of nutrients , they can grow an inch whilst your having your first pint in the folly.

What we need is someone who has a nice shiney new boat to do half the hull in Formula X and the other side in "car polish". the only problem though is if it doesn't work then ......

So how is your new boat coming along Tim?

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Old 06 February 2005, 18:59   #22
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If it is of any help I am actually a test boat for safeboatskin, I keep the boat in a marina, but take it out now and again for trips to the South Coast and stop at home to give it a jet wash on the way back. I have pictures of when the safeboatskin was applied last year on the 18th June to a brand new boat, and as I have it on my driveway at the moment, just re safeboatskinned for this season, I could re photograph it now, but don't know how to get the pictures on here, so if anyone can help, I can show you if anyone is interested.
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Old 07 February 2005, 05:53   #23
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If it is of any help I am actually a test boat for safeboatskin, I keep the boat in a marina, but take it out now and again for trips to the South Coast and stop at home to give it a jet wash on the way back. I have pictures of when the safeboatskin was applied last year on the 18th June to a brand new boat, and as I have it on my driveway at the moment, just re safeboatskinned for this season, I could re photograph it now, but don't know how to get the pictures on here, so if anyone can help, I can show you if anyone is interested.
Well done Pete.Someone help this man to post the pics ..... Pics would be great. It's a shame the Irish agent has no pics like you . Post away please .
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don't know how to get the pictures on here, so if anyone can help, I can show you if anyone is interested.
Have you had a read of this Pete?
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Pete,
have the photos saved on your PC as .gif, jpe, jpeg, jpg, pdf, png, psd, any of these will do. You can save pictures as JPEG in MS Photoeditor. Then when you select 'post reply' scroll down to manage attatchments, select 'browse', find the file, select 'upload' and there you are!



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The first three pictures were taken after 1st safeboatskin was applied in June 04, the last two (boat on trailer) were taken this afternoon 7/2/05.

Please note that a tea type stain appears on the hull after some time, but this is cleaned off easily as you can see. I applied the product to my leg which still looks like new.

Hope it helps.
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Old 07 February 2005, 10:53   #27
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Likewise here are some photos of my hull. First two are with safeboatskin applied to both hull and underside of tubes when boat was new back in June. The last three were taken about 5 minutes ago. The RIB spent 6-7 wks at a time in the water on a mooring, however she was on a marina berth for 7 wks also. Was used most weekends. Longest time in the water was 8 wks.

Pictures really don't tell the story properly though. I will try to make a movie of the next time I take the RIB out of the water so you can see how easily the tea stain that Peteb talked about cleans off and how clean & growth-free the hull is after a long period in the water. Will have to wait though as she is currently on the trailer.
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I feel sorry for the poor buggers that have to ruin their hull at great cost in order to put that old fashioned ugly 'anti foul' on, and spend loads of money, time and effort re doing it each year

Anyway, I took a chance with the experiment and my hull is still like new, I'm happy, and I know what will be staying on my hull

I guess everyone has to make up their own mind, and as I am a test boat and being sponsored with it on, I should really keep quiet and let each person make up their own mind.
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Well no comments from anybody on the fine results of safeboatskin, seems that it has clearly passed the test then, and put the old fashioned anti-foul in the history books
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Question.

My hull was antifouled and has been/is being removed. First two applications of dilunet chemical stripper then wet and dry to remove the difficult bits. The result is a clean but not polished, finish. Will SBS work on a rough finish or does it have to be super smooth?

Are they looking for another test boat. Something not shiny and new?

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