Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 31 January 2005, 17:48   #1
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Cork
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 4
Safeboatskin -user instructions

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

SafeboatSkinŽ 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 ,SafeboatSkinŽ 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 .

SafeSpeedSkinŽ 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 SafeboatSkinŽ

Please feel free to e-mail us directly if you have any genuine queries.
Full details are available on www.ribcentre.net
__________________

__________________
ribcentre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 February 2005, 14:52   #2
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin.
Boat name: Tender 2.
Make: Valiant DR 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 Optimax
MMSI: coming soon !
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by ribcentre
SafeSpeedSkinŽ 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 ?
__________________

__________________
Fast... Very feckin fast please.
Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 February 2005, 15:54   #3
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Cork
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 4
Safeboatskin will last a full season .
safespeedskin is a different product purely for performance enhancement.
__________________
ribcentre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 February 2005, 16:46   #4
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin.
Boat name: Tender 2.
Make: Valiant DR 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 Optimax
MMSI: coming soon !
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by ribcentre
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 !
__________________
Fast... Very feckin fast please.
Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 February 2005, 17:23   #5
RIBnet supporter
 
LURCHER's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Tisted Hampshire
Boat name: Hot Lemon
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: Inboard
MMSI: 235
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 766
Send a message via MSN to LURCHER
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?
__________________
www.hiremarquee.co.uk
LURCHER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 February 2005, 07:36   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
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???
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 February 2005, 05:44   #7
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin.
Boat name: Tender 2.
Make: Valiant DR 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 Optimax
MMSI: coming soon !
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by codprawn
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 ?
__________________
Fast... Very feckin fast please.
Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 February 2005, 08:56   #8
TIM
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin
Boat name: WIZARD
Make: REDBAY 7.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: OPTI 225
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 417
Can it be used on halpon , under the water... and how good is it ????
__________________
NOT THE SHARPEST KNIFE IN THE DRAWER
TIM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 February 2005, 14:16   #9
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Cork
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 4
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 .

Regards
RIBCentre
__________________
ribcentre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 February 2005, 14:35   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,556
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
__________________

__________________
Here it comes again, I don't stand a chance
Soul possession, Got me in a trance
Pullin' me back to you - Deja Voodoo
Rogue Wave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:48.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.