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Old 05 July 2004, 08:42   #1
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The solution to antifouling tubes

Has anyone got the answer to antifouling the underneath of your tubes and elephant trunks if like on my boat they touch or are immersed in the water (apart from scrubbing). I have not found the definative answer searching through the forum.
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Old 05 July 2004, 09:00   #2
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Antifouling Tubes...

Some people on here have been singing the virtues of SafeBoatSkin - I think I'm going to try it on the Ribcraft when she arrives - you can use it on both the hull and on the tubes......apparently!!

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Old 05 July 2004, 09:26   #3
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Yep, I've used it on my tubes with no discolouration or any adverse effects. Going to keep boat in water for a total of 6 weeks and will let you know how I get on!! been in 3 weeks so far and its looking good!!

See here May be usefull

and here Safe Boat Skin (Wax Antifoul)
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Old 05 July 2004, 13:44   #4
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Has anyone got the answer to antifouling the underneath of your tubes and elephant trunks if like on my boat they touch or are immersed in the water (apart from scrubbing). I have not found the definative answer searching through the forum.


I have used a product called Gummipaint, a rubber antifauling made for anything rubber like in the water for periods of time. Works a full season for me, boat in water for 6 months at a time.
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Old 06 July 2004, 03:44   #5
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Gummie Paint

Greetings All
Has any one else used Gummiepaint?
http://www.boatpaint.co.uk/acatalog/Act_Gummipaint1.htm
Any comments from the Tube manufacturing people about removing the wax and sanding the tubes?
Cheers
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