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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Porto Vecchio (Corsica)

    Default graphite anti fouling

    I've been reading something on a french forum about using graphite/epoxy as anti fouling.
    I've done a search on this forum but could not find anything obvious. Has the subject been discussed and if yes can you give me a bit of help to get back to it ?
    I am interrested in the idea because it is basically not an anti fouling but simply an aid to scrubbing (which I don't mind doing while anchored out).
    I would like to read about any other idea going in this direction, more elbow grease for less polution.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007


    It had a brief period of popularity about 20 years ago. Guess copper loaded epoxy such as coppercoat has captured that market now.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Live in Kent, boat in Canary Islands


    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice55 View Post
    it is basically not an anti fouling but simply an aid to scrubbing ...
    Blimey, that takes me back: Helmsman Graphspeed.

    I think it does have some anti-fouling properties (LATER: see link above) but it was mainly used because it was slippery, and made your boat go faster. My mate used it, I still beat him
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