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Old 31 August 2009, 16:50   #11
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700? B&G were talking over 2k when I contacted them.
Thats 15-20 years worth of 'Uno' I think I will stick to the yearly coat as it only takes a couple of hours and the end result is good. It means I can spend more money where I want!!
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Old 31 August 2009, 16:59   #12
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The Ultra 10 system is 799 +VAT. I am awaiting a reply from the manufacturers regarding its effectiveness on RIBs etc,etc. I will let you know what they say.
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Old 31 August 2009, 17:38   #13
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The Ultra 10 system is 799 +VAT. I am awaiting a reply from the manufacturers regarding its effectiveness on RIBs etc,etc. I will let you know what they say.
799 + VAT? That's 26 years worth of International's anti fouling for my boat. Frankly, I don't think it'll work.
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Old 01 September 2009, 08:29   #14
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Coppercoat

"copper coat on a rib ?, will it not slow you down too much ? I allways thought that the surface of copper coat is too rough for a fast moving boat, but I have to admit that I have never actually felt it."

I have Coppercoat on my Ribcraft 6.8 (see attached photo). It was put on about a year ago and the hull is spotless. It's not cheap (about 1,000 to have it put on professionally) but it's meant to last at least 10 years so it's definetly worth it in the long run. I haven't noticed any reduction in performance and the hull's smooth to the touch. The only thing is, it's quite tricky to apply so I'd recommend getting a boat yard to do it for you. And don't put it on your outboard or sterndrive leg. Website: www.coppercoat.com


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Old 02 September 2009, 04:43   #15
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[QUOTE=GJ0KYZ;313946] And don't put it on your outboard or sterndrive leg. Website: www.coppercoat.com


What about trim tabs? Is it anything metallic?
What about the stern ends of your tubes?
Is it only the GRP hull that takes Coppercoat?
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Old 02 September 2009, 05:32   #16
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Apparently it can be applied to any hull surface but the people who put it on my boat said they generally avoid engine legs as the proximity of anodes may cause some unwanted electrolytic reactions with the c/coat. They left a one-inch gap on the transom all the way around the outboard's mounting bracket but this is easily cleaned by leaning over the back and using a scrubbing brush.
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Yiu can't apply it to anything alloy as the copper uses the alloy as a sacrificial anode.
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Old 02 September 2009, 05:39   #18
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Would agree with Chewy, applied Coppercoat to my 6.5 mtr rib 3 years ago, no weed and barnacle free ever since. Once a year power hose the hull and lightly sand the coppercoat again to bring new cooper to surface. Applied it myself after removing all previous antifouling right down to original gel coat. Roll on with four inch roller very thinly, once you start keep going, put new coat on when previous coat becomes tacky, mine took seven coats equal to four kilos of copper. Leave one inch gap around engine.
Tubes done with Gummie paint, also very good.
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Old 02 September 2009, 10:37   #19
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Would agree with Chewy, applied Coppercoat to my 6.5 mtr rib 3 years ago, no weed and barnacle free ever since. Once a year power hose the hull and lightly sand the coppercoat again to bring new cooper to surface. Applied it myself after removing all previous antifouling right down to original gel coat. Roll on with four inch roller very thinly, once you start keep going, put new coat on when previous coat becomes tacky, mine took seven coats equal to four kilos of copper. Leave one inch gap around engine.
Tubes done with Gummie paint, also very good.
Intersting information, finally it looks like I know which direction to move. I also thought about putting coopercoat on the tubes but am concerned that it would slow me down and or peel off the tube.

Why did you use Gummie paint, and what kind of paint is this ? why not coppercoat on the tube as well?
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Coppercoat is an epoxy resin, I think by painting it on the tubes it would fall off giving you a nice tube shaped piece of resin.
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