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Old 15 September 2006, 13:14   #11
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I ordered white. The paint came labelled 'Dover white', looked OK, but when applied was grey :-(. The submerged bit turned 'almost white' after a while, but the bit at the bow in the 'splash zone' turned greenish. I have seen pure white antifoul on yachts and that's what I thought I'd got. Still, it should be fairly easy to get off and I'll find some 'whiter than white' next time.
The chap at International told me the other day that if I wanted *white* then I should go for Trilux.
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Old 16 September 2006, 06:34   #12
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Old 16 September 2006, 06:51   #13
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Sounds like you got 'Dover White' see the photo. White below green at the front/top.
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Old 18 September 2006, 06:53   #14
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This has been done to death recently, search the forums and you will find it all.

I have done it, it makes no difference to the performance of the boat (I burnished it with w&d to a smooth finish, it was Blakes Hard Racing) except that it will not deteriorate as I leave it in the water!!!!

I have undoubtedly saved the cost of doing already because of fuel usage will remain regular, not affected by a bikini line!
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Old 18 September 2006, 06:59   #15
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I have decided -I think - not to antifoul, but rather spend the on having her jetted off more often.

That's this weeks plan anyway!
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Old 18 September 2006, 07:23   #16
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Snapper

My Rib is antifouled and its does make a difference. My previous rib wasnt and after six months in the river its was very slimey etc and as i'm in the same postion as you its a real pain sorting out trailers and lauching etc in central London.

I spoke to some guys from Copper Coat at Southampton who recon their product is good for up to 10 yrs depending on application and works out at 55.00 per litre, but I didnt enquire about their colour range.

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Old 20 September 2006, 20:34   #17
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Thanks mate i think the unique characteristics of the tidal thames points towards antifouling.

There's a guy up at south dock marina who will happily do it for me at a price. I'll look in to the best white high speed antifoul

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Old 21 September 2006, 05:14   #18
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It won't be the anti-foul that offers high speed it is how it is applied and finished that will decide how little of the performance is lost. That is why, after extensive research (and because I am a yacht racer so slightly paranoid about achieving excellent performance), I chose a hard racing antifoul that I could wet and dry smooth. It was well worth the effort as the performance effects are non-existant (except that it is consistent regardless of how long it's been in the water!).
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