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great piece of info thankyou
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Originally posted by solentraider solentraider wrote:

I am taking my new boat out of the water on Sunday for 2 weeks.  I am trying to decide on the best antifoul to use for this area whilst still keeping cost reasonable.  Any thoughts please?

After much research and considerable thought my resulting choice was 'whatever is on special offer' . 
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Choose wisely.

a 15% reduction in speed is very easy with a bit of slime.
Consider that in terms of 15% extra fuel and every £100 you spend you are chucking an extra £15 away.

Micron 77 is one of the more expensive, but it can (And does) pay for itself very quickly, especially if you use the boat a lot.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rag & stick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2017 at 11:27pm
What ever you choose it will only last one year. I like others on the forum will go for whats on offer. Agree with Dave on economics of speed vs fuel but having a displacement hull my max speed is 6 knots and I give the hull a bit of attention during the season. This is great stuff guys and a great read on anti fouling. It appears I use the worse type lol.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dkstenson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2017 at 5:26am
Micron 77 claims to last a full 2 seasons.
My method of application used to be, alternate between 2 colours.
Black and Navy Blue (Dark colours are best)
Then you get to see the points which are eroded soonest.

Whatever anti foul you use it will be a trade off.
Majority, if not all will stop weed growth and barnacles, but none I have encountered nor tried will stop the slime. This includes coppercoat.

It is the slime that still kills your performance.
Nothing like using the boat regularly, even if its up and down the harbour on those days you cant get out, to help "wash" the slime off.

Micron 77 is a true ablative, and majority, if not all will confirm that even if boat has not been used for a few weeks after 5 - 6 miles travelling the performance picks up where scum has been washed off the underside.

If you really want to keep tip top, choose good anti foul for your area, use the boat lots and lift (dry out) 3 -4 times a year and jet wash the slime off.

Less stress on the engine as well..

Pushing a boat through water with slime is akin to water skiing on a carpet tile.

(Agree, different scenario and requirements for displacement as Rag and Stick)

But semi, and planing need to get up out of the water... Good luck.. Big smile

Who knew choosing an anti foul would be so much fun..


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dave, don't know if you have heard..... micron 77 is now claiming 4-5 years protection providing the is 6 coats applied. I'm currently testing it for this time frame, I'm well in year 2 and all is still good, but have had to come out still for anodes and cleaning of the prop. so I guess 4-5 years is a red herring for saving money. but nice to know I don't have to paint it every year.....lol

if your boat is a planning boat, cheap nasty antifoul will cost you in fuel in the end. so its all a balancing act.
what speed does your boat go??
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Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

What ever you choose it will only last one year. I like others on the forum will go for whats on offer. Agree with Dave on economics of speed vs fuel but having a displacement hull my max speed is 6 knots and I give the hull a bit of attention during the season. This is great stuff guys and a great read on anti fouling. It appears I use the worse type lol.

It's horses for courses. The cheap-ish stuff I sue every year is actually reckoned to be one of the best for a lower speed conventional hull. Like you, 6 - 7 knots is 'top notch' speed so why waste money on stuff that is made specifically for boats that cruise at 20 + Knots ? 
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I decided to go with Hempel Tiger Extra, got 5 litres for £100.  Short of money at the moment because I have just spent it all on the new boat!  Talking to others in my area it seems to be a good antifoul.  If it is no good I will bite the bullet and get the dearer one next year.

Boat came out of the water today for a fornight.  The state of the growth on it was shocking.  Had to scrape the entire hull to remove worms and barnacles.  Looks the previous owner did not bother antifouling since May 15 and only jet washed it last year.  Good news is that anodes were not badly worn and cutlass bearing and steering gear is all good. 

 Lots of hard work ahead though with all the painting, gel coat repairs (4 or 5 spiderwebs) and polishing to do.  Will hopefully look great when re launched in a fortnight.  Main problem is time to finish it all, have to keep turning up at work during weekdays unfortunately.  Will be working at night with a headlamp on just to get it all done.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rag & stick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2017 at 7:56pm
well I,m here polishing my rod and inspecting my tackleLOL wondering whether any plaice have arrived and being caught. Looks like things are about to change next week with temps rising. Are any of you brave soles catching?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ahab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2017 at 7:48am
Get my new boat delivered thurs   A week to anti foul and fit all the electronics 1st trip the following sat weather permiting
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