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  1. #1
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    Default Best AF for the Solent ??

    Iím scraping back to gel coat and doing a full new coat of primer and anti foul ready for new year. My boat is a semi -D which cruises at 18knotts and capable of 24knotts.
    Iím moored in Southampton . Whatís the best AF for my type of boat in these waters ?
    Your experiences of different types and makes would be appreciated !!
    Many thanks

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    Default Re: Best AF for the Solent ??

    When I got my boat back to the orig gel coat surface I chose to go the Coppercoat route, three seasons later and I'm very happy with the result. After all the scraping you'll have done the part that puts lots of people off, but not everyone sees C-coat as the answer. Mine was applied in a controlled environment (dry boat shed with heaters) and by the book, I wouldn't want to do it outdoors during a UK winter though.

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    Default Re: Best AF for the Solent ??

    I understand that CC is a good product but, Iíve heard sketchy reports about it . Iím not a fan of the green colour it turns either !

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    Default Re: Best AF for the Solent ??

    Quote Originally Posted by NDB View Post
    I’m scraping back to gel coat and doing a full new coat of primer and anti foul ready for new year. My boat is a semi -D which cruises at 18knotts and capable of 24knotts.
    I’m moored in Southampton . What’s the best AF for my type of boat in these waters ?
    Your experiences of different types and makes would be appreciated !!
    Many thanks
    Used to use Micron 77 - lasted up to 3 years with unbeatable performance. Can't get it anymore so replacement is Micron 350.

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    Default Re: Best AF for the Solent ??

    Is the 350 just as good ?

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    Default Re: Best AF for the Solent ??

    Quote Originally Posted by NDB View Post
    Is the 350 just as good ?
    the regulations for antifoul are getting stronger and so the antifouls are getting weaker. And it is set to continue.

    There is only 1 guaranteed way to stop fouling in the Solent. Dry stack.

    The "mixed" reports from coppercoat are generally anecdotal reports from the know nothing nay sayers who have a mate that...... and so on. Generally speaking people who actually have it, like it.
    There are a couple of genuine ones on the yacht forum at the moment that have gone bad. I am convinced they are due to poor application (in one case it seems quite likely it was allowed to dry between coats) You have to RTFM and follow it to the letter.

    If you really don't like the colour, add a trilux stripe over the top 4" of the copeprcoat. You'll only do it once as you'll forget about it, then it will wear off and you will be left with coppercoat underneath.

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    Default Re: Best AF for the Solent ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Phildorset View Post
    I wouldn't want to do it outdoors during a UK winter though.
    you just can't unless you want to throw your money away.

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    Default Re: Best AF for the Solent ??

    Quote Originally Posted by NDB View Post
    Is the 350 just as good ?
    In my experience it was crap and didn't even last a year.

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    Default Re: Best AF for the Solent ??

    Another vote for Coppercoat. Two seasons in, and it is doing a great job on Rafiki. If only I could find something that would work as well on the stern gear.

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    Default Re: Best AF for the Solent ??

    Sea Jet is very good.

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