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To antifoul or not
I'm look at repainting the bottom of my RL 28. The hull is antifouled at present. Day sailing is it common use at the moment but i will be doing some cruising in the future. I keep the boat out of the water when not in use.Can anyone give me some adivce if i sould antifoul or not.
Russell Gibbard22-Aug-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: To antifoul or not
If the boat is only going to be in the water for a couple of weeks at most, a good polish and a weekly wipe down will be enough. The smoother hull without the anti foul will slip through the water more easily.
There is a product called "hull strip" which will remove the old anti foul. It's not cheap but neither is anti foul.


Mike24-Aug-2006    Edit    Delete 
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Hi Mike-who makes the antifoul stripper and would you also advise this course of action for a boat that is kept in a tidal bay for 7-8 months of the year and out of the water for 4mnths?
warren 8-Sep-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: To antifoul or not
Try the Scomar web site, www.imtec.com for more info.
In your case, anti fouling would be mandatory, using an anti foul that can handle being out of the water for a period, either a hard anti foul or something like Ameron ABC 3
Mike15-Sep-2006    Edit    Delete 
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Thanks for the info. I am getting the work done at Monties Marina at Beachmere QLD. I'll let you know how it all goes.
Russell16-Sep-2006    Edit    Delete 
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thanks for the help. I used IP Longlife and it looks great
warren2-Oct-2006    Edit    Delete 
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The wait was worth it. Bolero is now painted with a hard 2pac paint below the water line. The antifoul was removed by soda blasting which didn't affect the remaining gelcoat. After the filling and sanding was finished the hull was painted with a build up coat, then more Filling and sanding then the top coat. The paint was alowed to cure befor we loaded Bolero back on the trailer. The job took a lot longer than indicated, i was begining to wonder if i was ever going to get my boat back. Looking forward to many days of sailing ahead.
Russell8-Dec-2006    Edit    Delete 

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