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Old 29 August 2009, 12:48   #1
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Anybody fitted it, and does it work as advertised? Seems like the right solution to an age old problem, but at a price. But if it works.......
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Old 29 August 2009, 13:06   #2
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Thanks for the 'heads up', I had seen the previous posts but they do not answer the primary questions of :-
-Have you fitted it?
-Does it work?
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At 700-ish, I would also be very interested in this system.
Has anyone got any experience of it?
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At 700-ish, I would also be very interested in this system.
Has anyone got any experience of it?
I have been in contact with Mike Arnold from Blue & Green. Unfortunately it takes approx 1-month between each email for him to respond, so I still have not been able to figure out how such a system could pay for itself nor if it is sturdy enough for a rib.

I also dont know how this would work on the driveleg as the driveleg ( or outboard) is outside the hull on which the transponders are placed.

I use Blakes hard racing antifoul in white and i might as well have not bothered at all. It was newly applied last winter and allready after 2 months i can start all over again. So I am definately in the market for a good solution for antifoul !
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Coppercoat.
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Old 31 August 2009, 08:57   #7
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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 fat moving boat, but I have to admit that I have never actually felt it.
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My Dads boat has it on, its not rough to touch, even if you lost a few kts I would still use it. Been on my Dads boat for about 8 years now and its spotless, doesn't even need pressure washing when its hauled out.
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copper coat on a rib ?, will it not slow you down too much ?
It's gonna slow you a lot less than a colony of barnacles & weed will!
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700? B&G were talking over 2k when I contacted them.
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