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Antifoul Laziness

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Antifoul Laziness

Post by Dances With Otters » January 17th, 2018, 2:35 am


Good preparation and priming is essential to ensure that the antifouling adheres to the surface.
I have noticed that so many boats when they get antifouled on the Norfolk Broads seem to get a rushed job.
When I antifoul, after the jet wash, the hull gets roughed up with a scotch pad, primed with underwater metallic primer and then antifouled.
I see so many boats just get a jetwash and then some antifoul slapped on.
Personally, I think this is a joke.
You would not do that with any other type of paint or substrate covering so why do it with antifoul.
I think if someone is going to the trouble and expense of having a boat lifted out of the water, then surely it makes sense to do a proper job.
So many folks tell me it's okay, you don't need any primer and I have to say, that's total B.S.
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Re: Antifoul Laziness

Post by Vetchugger » January 17th, 2018, 3:29 pm

Some simply anti-foul the water line! What you can't see you don't know!

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Re: Antifoul Laziness

Post by Dances With Otters » January 17th, 2018, 3:41 pm

I remember seeing a chap do that from a dinghy once. He was moored up at Richardsons and the antifoul line was more wavey than the water.
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