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Old 26-02-2006, 07:54 AM   #1
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To anti foul or Not ????????????



Hi Guys

I might have asked this question once before but , i have managed to secure a permanent berth for the extreme in a marina , i cant make up my mind if i should antifoul the bottom ? OR lift her out every couple of weeks and wash and pollish the bottom (lot of fuss not to keen)
Does anyone know of an antifoul product that would be a little less crude as the usual paint on stuff or should i just stay away from the antifoul idea all together .
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Old 26-02-2006, 08:11 AM   #2
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keep off the antifoul. my pal has a 5 year old regal that is kept in the water permantley and he lifts and cleans it every couple off months and it comes op like new. if it bad he uses that starbrite mussell and barnacle remover and that melts everything off, but the hull must be rewaxed abd buffed after using it because it is quite harsh
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Old 26-02-2006, 09:53 AM   #3
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there is a antifoul wax for sportsboats don`t know if its any good or not someone on here recommended it to me but i ended up antifouling in the end
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Old 26-02-2006, 10:01 AM   #4
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im going to be keeping mine in the water and have decided to use www.boatscrubber.com costs about £30 a month for my 21. but thats if there is one local to you
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Old 26-02-2006, 10:03 AM   #5
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thats not bad saw one up the hamble
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Old 26-02-2006, 10:33 AM   #6
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There is some stuff called something like safe speedskin or something? Do a search on here and on the ribbers place and see what comes up!
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Old 26-02-2006, 11:23 AM   #7
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Nearly right cookee its safeboatskin.
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Safeboatskin

Link to SAFEBOATSKIN, a mate uses it and swears by it

http://www.safeboatskin.co.uk/
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Old 26-02-2006, 01:36 PM   #9
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Thanks guys

Boatscrubber looks fantastic , But unfortunately too far away

Safeboatskin looks like a very good alternative , anyone had any experience with this ???

thanks again for your replies
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Old 26-02-2006, 11:47 PM   #10
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I tried the speed boat skin. We tested a friends boat before and after. It does not have a reliably measurable improvement in speed. We ran 3 test runs before and 3 test runs after. All the tests after were faster, but the repeatability is suspect, and the margin was under 1 mph.
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