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    Quote Originally Posted by ospreyk30 View Post

    One thing I did wonder - can you add your own copper and if so how much ?
    you certainly can, west system ell pots of copper oxide.

    takes a lot of stirring in and truely works.
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    You say you are on a drying mooring. I used to keep a fin keeler on a semi-tidal mooring and the mud packed onto the keel and lower hull rendering the A/F completely ineffective. The bilge keelers on the harder bottom moorings had no such problems.

    We had to use a hard, scrubbable A/F and give her a scrub from time to time - the mud didn't appreciably slow us down, but once the weed started growing...!

    Rob.

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    I get a season out of a single coat of cruiser uno. 3 litre tin does my 35' long keeler (only draws 4') and it only needs the slime pressure washed off at season end.

    boat kept on mooring at Tighnabruaich for last 5 years.

    Started with two coats the first year. Use the leftovers to double coat the leading edges.

    Next years coat just goes on top. Its the lack of hard work that i like.

    1 coat of Uno is about the same price as two coats of the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishyInverness View Post
    Still, a good excuse to leave her hauled out for a bit longer while you "test" the antifoul! How many litres?
    A dozen bottles.

    The wine was for me (a very grateful uncle after I helped him with his Shrimper) but for some reason my parents expected it to be posted to them to pass on. I hadn't warned them that I was having the antifoul delivered to them because I wouldn't be available to receive it, so they expected that to be posted to me.

    Against their expectations, the antifoul went to them and the wine to me. On the day, we were each expecting the other to bring the paint, and had to buy it from the local swindlery instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    Confused now re Jotun.
    Just discovered http://www.smlyachtpaints.co.uk/ - I think it's new - as well as http://www.smlmarinepaints.co.uk/
    Jotun in fancy new design tins at much higher prices - more like International and so on.
    Yeah . They were just about to do that last spring when I phoned up to query the discontinuing of the particular paint I used (can't remember what it's called now). They sent me to a prototype of their new yotty website which wasn't live yet.

    Presumably Jotun noticing that a lot of yotties were buying their fishing boat paint and wanting to cash in. Is the old stuff still obtainable at the old prices somewhere?

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by prv View Post
    Yeah . They were just about to do that last spring when I phoned up to query the discontinuing of the particular paint I used (can't remember what it's called now). They sent me to a prototype of their new yotty website which wasn't live yet.

    Presumably Jotun noticing that a lot of yotties were buying their fishing boat paint and wanting to cash in. Is the old stuff still obtainable at the old prices somewhere?

    Pete
    Was it SeaGuardian you wanted? You can still get SeaForce and SeaQueen (the nearest replacement) if you look at the marine (as opposed to yacht) site.

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    Default A big thank you

    Thanks to all contributors ...each individual piece of advice/input is both helpful and welcome.

    I haven't bought it yet, but I'll probably try Jotun Seaforce 30 on the basis that if it actually lasts two or three seasons (as the manufacturer claims it will), then it will save me time and money over the other solutions that I was considering.

    Thank you all very much once again!
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    A few years ago we got a great "bargain" from Duncan's in Glasgow - Seago A/F. we wanted the navy blue. It went on very well and looked great .... until immersion, when it promptly went very light blue. Despite the colour change, it did work quite well (Clyde cruising). However, if colour is important to you, I'd recommend against the Seago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yodave View Post
    Thanks to all contributors ...each individual piece of advice/input is both helpful and welcome.

    I haven't bought it yet, but I'll probably try Jotun Seaforce 30 on the basis that if it actually lasts two or three seasons (as the manufacturer claims it will), then it will save me time and money over the other solutions that I was considering.

    Thank you all very much once again!
    I am keen on the Jotun stuff but i wouldn't reckon on getting 2 or 3 seasons - remember this is really a commercial vessel product and the life claims are based on not spending most of the time stood still.

    I got 2 seasons out of SeaGuardian with little fouling but some barnacles.

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    paulrae: I'll avoid Seago - thanks.

    Troubadour: Thank you. Good point on my assumption that I would get longer protection (duration) out of the Jotun Seaforce 30. I'll probably buy anti-foul paint over the weekend, and might yet opt for GaelForce over Jotun at the last minute.

    Thanks once again to all contributors.
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    Seamark Nunn have got 25% off antifoul at the moment - no connection, other than having just ordered some Flag Cruising from them (always works well for me).

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