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Old 31 January 2005, 17:48   #1
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Safeboatskin -user instructions

Many people seem to have had difficulties with SafeboatSkin® or more importantly, its application ..

SafeboatSkin® is a wax alternative to antifouling which MUST be
applied as THIN as possible for best results .

It is a protein and polymer base which has the same adhesion as
paint and when wet creates a biomass which prevents growth adhering
directly to the hull ,tubes ,even the engine.
Growth cannot adhere to this biomass when there is any friction between
it and the water, much like any of us standing on ice .
For best results 4 VERY THIN layers should be applied leaving 30 mins
drying time between layers and 8 hours before launching.
There is no min/max time after 8 hours within which the boat has to be
launched .
To clarify ,SafeboatSkin® cannot be applied thinly enough.

Because it reduces the friction between the hull and salt/fresh water it
makes for a much smoother ride especially in rough weather when ribs are
inclined to "bite in " when landing after coming off the crest of a wave.
This reduction in friction also increases fuel efficency .

SafeSpeedSkin® is an ideal product for jetskis or performance craft
which are recovered after use.

Hopefully this might clarify any issues people may have had .

Many thanks to those who have used and recommend SafeboatSkin®

Please feel free to e-mail us directly if you have any genuine queries.
Full details are available on www.ribcentre.net
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Old 01 February 2005, 14:52   #2
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SafeSpeedSkin® is an ideal product for jetskis or performance craft
which are recovered after use.
What about ribs kept for 6 / 8 months on a marina ?
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Old 01 February 2005, 15:54   #3
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Safeboatskin will last a full season .
safespeedskin is a different product purely for performance enhancement.
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Old 01 February 2005, 16:46   #4
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Please feel free to e-mail us directly if you have any genuine queries.
As against what ?

I'm very interested in the product but need convincing. What price will you do for a 6m rib ? Then if it does work I can sing it's praises in HYC to the other rib owners !
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Safe boat skin

I am also very interested in trying this product. Where I moor my RIB the water is very shallow and has quite high average temp and weed and barnacles grow at a fantastic rate .
1 Will it cope with these sort of conditions ?
2 If it does not do the job and I have to resort to conventional antifoul will the wax cause problems applying the anti foul . How do you remove the safeskin?
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Old 02 February 2005, 07:36   #6
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Safeboatskin seems to rely on Caranuba wax for most of it's properties - how is it better than just the plain Caranuba which is a hell of a lot cheaper???
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Old 03 February 2005, 05:44   #7
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Safeboatskin seems to rely on Caranuba wax for most of it's properties - how is it better than just the plain Caranuba which is a hell of a lot cheaper???
I heard this today from another ribber in my club. Off to the Caranuba grower then ?
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Can it be used on halpon , under the water... and how good is it ????
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Old 04 February 2005, 14:16   #9
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A bottle of safeboatskin costs 80 euro or 50 pounds stg and will cover 50 plus m2.
Thats more than 4 coats on a 6m RIB including all the hull and tubes.
Its base is Carnuba wax but there is an additional polymer which creates
a biomass which makes it much slicker than wax on its own .
Much like herbal oils, their base is usually a common oil like grapeseed
but it is the concentrate added which gives the special properties.

It will work in warm waters and is being used in Spain , australia
california ,SA where tempretures reach 30 degrees c .If for any reason
you wish to remove it , acetone,mek thinners ,or white spirits will
remove it .

Its great on hypalon and all tube materials under water .

Because it reduces friction between the hull and water ,
your speed increased, fuel consumption reduces, cruising range
increases and engine wear is reduced .

Hopefully this will clarify any queries .

Please e-mail us directly if you have any urgent queries as we dont
monitor forum sites on a regular basis .

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Old 04 February 2005, 14:35   #10
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I've just spent about 200 quid on international primer and antifoul and in the process have had to scarf up the lovely gell coat on my hull! It's too late for this boat but safeboat skin definitly interests me if for no other reason than it's a reversible process
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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 ???



Please e-mail us directly if you have any urgent queries as we dont
monitor forum sites on a regular basis .


Start paying attention to the forum. Your customers live here.


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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.

Good luck!!

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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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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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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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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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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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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