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  1. #1
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    Default Getting too old for this Antifouling malarky....

    Boats out of the water for new shaft seals, didn't realise the yard had such a powerful jetwash so had to do an "emergency antifoul" called SML Marine Paints who were on the ball, and well priced, fifteen litres arrived the next day so it was a quick rub down, and paint......I hate that job, it took me five hours for one coat...it is a very large surface area , luckily I found a couple of boards to lay on but boy, do I ache.
    Another coat to do on Thursday....deep joy.






  2. #2
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    Default Re: Getting too old for this Antifouling malarky....

    I tend to agree with you, but I'm luckier than you - Khamsin has a 1.5 fin keel which means a great proportion of her underwater bit is doable at a mild bend or a kneel at most
    Annoyingly it always takes far longer than I remember from the previous season
    Kay Sarah Sarah
    57°51.42' N 5°29.44' W

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Getting too old for this Antifouling malarky....

    I have discovered that it’s much more satisfying and money welll spent to get someone else to do it. I’ll make the economy savings elsewhere.

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    Default Re: Getting too old for this Antifouling malarky....

    Did you remember to mix the hardener in w

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Getting too old for this Antifouling malarky....

    Should you wish to join RCC in the future, you could hire the club blocks @ £45.00 quid per session.
    Further, if you supply the A/F/ Tea/ Sympathy, you can persuade certain other club members, at a very sensible price, to jet wash and then slap on the horrid stuff for you. !
    OG.
    Then only downside is a constant stream of onlookers telling you they used that very A/F last year and its rubbish !
    Ps, wrong colour as well.
    Last edited by oldgit; 10-09-19 at 07:07.

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    Default Re: Getting too old for this Antifouling malarky....

    I know it will be rubbish, but the diesel powered pressure washer they used made it impossible not to do it, this time no prep, just a quick rub down (the boat, not me) and on it went, I just didn't see the point or have the time to do it "properly".
    Cheryl wanted navy, you tell her its wrong...

    Last edited by Nauti Fox; 10-09-19 at 07:47.

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    Default Re: Getting too old for this Antifouling malarky....

    Quote Originally Posted by Nauti Fox View Post
    Cheryl wanted navy, you tell her its wrong...

    well above my pay grade mate...you tell er

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    Default Re: Getting too old for this Antifouling malarky....

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer J View Post
    I have discovered that it’s much more satisfying and money welll spent to get someone else to do it. I’ll make the economy savings elsewhere.
    That was my view when i kept my boat afloat. One of the pleasures of having some money is being able to pay others to do what you don't want to do.

    Now I "dry sail" and my boat never needs antifouling.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Getting too old for this Antifouling malarky....

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer J View Post
    I have discovered that it’s much more satisfying and money well spent to get someone else to do it. I’ll make the economy savings elsewhere.
    yeh, put her on a trailer, money well spent.

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    Default Re: Getting too old for this Antifouling malarky....

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    Should you wish to join RCC in the future
    But I'm only 63 Fred, obviously I don't meet the minimum entry age yet.
    I'll tell her what you said, don't think you'll be safe in the "Eagles Nest" because you're not.....

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