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Old 11 October 2004, 14:53   #1
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Searider kept afloat?

Evening everybody.

I have just bought Noddy's SeaRider SR4, which I will be using mostly to get to work every day (April - Nov). The boat will be living in a marina, so I shall have to slap some Jollop on her (anti-foul), which is a shame, but neccessary.

I'm now wondering whether to seal up the flooding hull system as I don't want weed and corruption growing inside there!
Has anyone had this problem with any Searider or flooding hulled RIB?
I don't really want to do this for obvious reasons, but if there is another way i'm all ears!

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Old 11 October 2004, 14:57   #2
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Don't put antifoul on a 4m RIB, use SafeBoatSkin. It would even be possible to apply it to the inside of the flooding hull using a cloth and a pole/stick or even a mop dipped in the stuff as you don't polish it off.

Discussed earlier here:

Sorry it is a FAQ - Temporary Anti-fouling

Website for the stuff is here; www.safeboatskin.com

It does actually work!!
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Old 11 October 2004, 15:02   #3
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I have just bought Noddy's SeaRider SR4, which.....will be living in a marina
A rare honour indeed for a 4m Searider - and fully deserved I might add

Mr Rogue Wave will be on line later this evening to answer the technical bit. And of course to remind us that Seariders are the finest boats in their class
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Old 11 October 2004, 16:01   #4
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That looks like some serious Jollop Swginn! Thanks, I shall have to apply some of that next season. Might suggest it for the works RIB too.
Like you say, I will probably get away without having to block up the hull if I can find a garden pesdiside (is that how you spell it?) sprayer to apply it with. They've got a wicked range on them!
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Old 11 October 2004, 16:15   #5
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No,No,No, you have to put it on like car polish in a circular motion, very fine coat, then leave for 30 mins and do the same again, then 30 mins and the same again. It goes on very quickly, problem is it can be difficult to see where you have put it as it is clear, but does leave a slight haze if the light is right. By the time you have been round once it is time to go again, then again. I have never seen anything like it, amazing, I have photo's of my hull before and after. It is designed for boats that go in and out as well as staying in, nice thing is it doesn't ruin your hull forever like the prep for anti-fouling. You can always anti-foul later if it doesn't suite you. I was very impressed with it on my leg, has kept it like new.
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Old 11 October 2004, 16:23   #6
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Phil you got me all wrong I think they are the finest boats ever! But it wouldn't be PC to say that. I can't go hacking off Ribcraft owners as well now can I.

I am not an expert on searider plugging and i would prefer not to do it. However if the boat is going to live in the water for 6 months and be used on the plane most of the time then plug em up if you want to. I have seen it done quite cleverly at the back with a circlar deck acceess panel. this has the advantage that it has a removable core for draining purposes Rubber bungs in the nose might do it and just put a little bit of GRP to hold em in place or expanding foam in the nose and grp tape over that.

The safe boat skin mob are growing in strength all the time so I think it might be worth a try.
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Old 11 October 2004, 17:53   #7
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Plugging a Searider

Avon do a stainless steel transom plug that fits in the hole and is secured with a stainless steel strongback. The plug has a smaller drain plug in it so the hull can be drained without removing the smaller plug.
This is a good way of plugging the hole without taking any drills / saws to the hull.
When I had my 4m Searider I tried the blanking plug but prefered it when the hull was left to flood.
Blocking the front holes can be simply done with silicon sealant - easily removed if you need to.

Was speaking with some guys that have had a BWM in the Scillies for about 10 years and have never antifouled it. They claim to periodically spray the hull with bleach between tides and the next time the boat was used all fouling dropped off.
I surveyed the boat for their purchaser and the gelcoat was a bit discoloured but otherwise in good condition. Might be worth a try.

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Old 11 October 2004, 18:47   #8
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Old 12 October 2004, 00:35   #9
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I dont know if this helps but a salesmn for macgregor yachts once told me(they make a flooding hull sailboat)that because light doesnt get into the chamber,then weed/barnacles dont grow-he was trying to sell me a boat though
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Old 12 October 2004, 02:47   #10
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Thank's guys.
You weren't seriously thinking of buying a Macgregor Yacht were you Timboli?!
There's loads of them things down here (Jack of all trades, master of none!).
Give them there due, they have sold a fair few of them.
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