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Old 25 March 2016, 13:20   #1
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What anti foul

Hi, planning to get the rib ready for the season, I keep it on a mooring on the south coast. Any recommendations please for a type of anti foul?
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Old 25 March 2016, 13:59   #2
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Copper coat do it once good for years.
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Old 25 March 2016, 14:02   #3
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I moor on swing on west of Scotland and have used Uno for years. Mainly for ease of application firstly secondly as it is self eroding over the season it does not build up the same as others. The one coat is a blessing in itself. Wish you all the luck. Have a good season. J


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International VC offshore. Used it for last 4 yrs after trying many. Ours sits in water May to Sept and isn't used much. Int VC is by far the best.
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Old 25 March 2016, 16:27   #5
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Copper coat do it once good for years.
It is however, a monumental PITA to apply.

In theory it shouldn't be - in practise it is.
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It is however, a monumental PITA to apply.

In theory it shouldn't be - in practise it is.


Curious on your experiences? I am due to do this job in the next month. I have been told to apply it thinly and in thin coats multiple times? I am unsure what roller to use, it says medium pile

In theory it sounds great.
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Old 26 March 2016, 05:59   #7
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Curious on your experiences? I am due to do this job in the next month. I have been told to apply it thinly and in thin coats multiple times? I am unsure what roller to use, it says medium pile

In theory it sounds great.
I am on the third year with Coppercoat. I get a light slime on the hull at end of year thats easy to power wash off.
Good instructions on their web site.
Important to rough up well the hull for a good key - i found i had to use a few heavier grades of sandpaper than recommended.
Use small 3 or 4inch roller with medium pile.
4/5 thin coats, so you need to work quickly.
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Curious on your experiences? I am due to do this job in the next month. I have been told to apply it thinly and in thin coats multiple times? I am unsure what roller to use, it says medium pile

In theory it sounds great.
You have PM
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Old 26 March 2016, 06:50   #9
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I epoxy coated then antifouled our hard boat a few years ago and boy do I wish I'd used copper coat.
Don't think it's any harder to do than epoxy then antifoul and not that much more cost but you don't need to go back to it every year
Only downside I can see it the copper coat goes that horrible green but I could live with that
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