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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Anti-fouling - Orwell Mooring

    Quote Originally Posted by michael_w View Post
    I've been using CU-Pro for the past two years. Does a very good job. After a full season with no scrubbing the speed was only down by 0.5 kt.

    https://www.smlmarinepaints.co.uk/home
    +1 a worthy replacement to Jotun Seaqueen

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Anti-fouling - Orwell Mooring

    Hempel Tiger Xtra seems to work at Pin Mill.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Anti-fouling - Orwell Mooring

    Quote Originally Posted by andyj301 View Post
    Hempel Tiger Xtra seems to work at Pin Mill.
    It also worked for me when i kept my boat at Pin Mill and it works here at Shotley too.

    I have found that i get less fouling here at Shotley too.
    Rainbow Marine.
    www.rainbowmarine.co.uk

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Anti-fouling - Orwell Mooring

    Given that the responses seem to recommend almost every antifouling on sale in the UK, we can perhaps conclude that fouling in the Orwell is not too bad.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Anti-fouling - Orwell Mooring

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg2 View Post

    Not sure if the Orwell is all salt or brackish - I suspect the former given the size of the estuary but am I wrong?
    As others have said, it's salt.

    It's actually salt all the way into Ipswich, which might be a bit surprising to some. The Haven marina in Ipswich has a large population of Mussels and also has Barnacles in there, neither of those are fond of brackish water. Funnily enough, i've not seen any Mussels in Shotley and not a lot of evidence of Barnacles either, both marinas are behind locks, so it isn't a water movement thing, perhaps Shotley doesn't have them because there is apparently a fresh water spring that leaks into the marina ?
    Rainbow Marine.
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  6. #16
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    Default Re: Anti-fouling - Orwell Mooring

    I am in SYH and used CU PRO . When boat came out at the end of september had a quick jet wash off and back in. Very light slime only.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Anti-fouling - Orwell Mooring

    Two coats of CU-PRO has worked well for me, and lasted 2 seasons, only noticeable build up is keel bottoms and waterline. First season was in The Wash, and the second shared between both Ipswich and Shotley, I'll be using it again when I re-antifoul in April.
    1976 Westerly Centaur, GEMINI

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Anti-fouling - Orwell Mooring

    There is a fresh water supply into the Wet dock as well so that is also somewhat brackish and has a greater tendency to freeze in cold weather. Presumably there will be a vertical salinity gradient with the fresher water on top?

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Anti-fouling - Orwell Mooring

    Well Im up at Debbages. I hadn't considered this before but It must be pretty brackish up there, at least half the day anyway during the ebbs, as the Gipping is flowing out straight past my beloved boat. Is this likely to be a good or bad thing re fouling?

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Anti-fouling - Orwell Mooring

    Quote Originally Posted by fredrussell View Post
    Well Im up at Debbages. I hadn't considered this before but It must be pretty brackish up there, at least half the day anyway during the ebbs, as the Gipping is flowing out straight past my beloved boat. Is this likely to be a good or bad thing re fouling?
    I reckon you will be getting limescale on top of whatever you apply, as per the Deben, so I'd go for a soft one.

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