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« on: May 27, 2009, 19:31:07 CET »

hey guys  Cheesy

works on my boat will soon be finished and the last, but most important step is the application of osmosis prevention & antifouling.

my boat is a marino atom 15ft from mecca with a deep v hull. right now it just has the gelcoat which was with wax, but i left the boat for some time in the water to get the water line and to make the wax fade away.

i know there are a lot of good products on the market but i wish some good and negative feedback to get a better picture of what are the options.

boat will stay in water for approximately 9 months before i will take it back up. it reaches a maximum speed of approximately 22knots, but will be circa 6knots, or under, for most of the time for trolling and at 15knots as cruising speed.

i keep it moored at gziera creek near the boat yard of manuel island...diesel and oil are quite common on water  Lips sealed

so after this small composition Tongue, what products do you recomend for osmosis prevention and antifouling pls?

tnx guys!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 19:43:34 CET »

congratz nice boat max
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 19:45:28 CET »

Hi kris,

Look no further, West System Epoxy water barrier is the best.  Refer to my recent posts for more info. http://maltafishingforum.com/talk/index.php?topic=1599.0

Kris, in your case you need to ensure that all the wax is removed from the hull prior to applying the water barrier.  Also, you'll have to sand off the gelcoat glazing to ensure the epoxy bonds to the hull.  Ohh, and make damn sure the hull is completelydry before applying the epoxy.  
You may wish to refer to www.westsystems.com on hull preperation and epoxy application.  
Any questions, just post here or send a PM.
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 19:48:29 CET »

@ granitu tnx  Cheesy

@ the_gaffer yes i have been following the subject with great interest. will take a deeper look into west system's products. tnx for your reply!
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 21:34:34 CET »

For a new boat an alternative to the West System  would be International Gelshield 200, did mine a month ago, stuff comes in grey or green, you need to apply a minimum of 5 coats, do this by alternating colors, grey green grey etc, easy to apply dries fast, first coat of antifouling must be applied within 5 hours of last coat of gelshield. The stuff will cost about 115 euro for a 2.5 liter tin. You will need  5 liters in total.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009, 09:13:56 CET »

regarding colours, the last coat of antifouling must be blue guys...imagine a green or grey on a white boat...i don't think it would be nice. even the kabuz will be in blue (i'm trying to match Tongue)
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2009, 09:42:38 CET »

The grey and green are the colors of the gel sheild the reason to alternate colors betwen one coat and another is to be able to see where you painted and where you did not. While as antifouling there are for sure blue, red and white, might be other colors too but never used them.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2009, 17:32:51 CET »

carnival is over chris Tongue

jokes apart Wink Before applying the antifouling it is a good idea that you apply a releaser so when you take up the boat and sand down the antifouling you will not sand down the osmosis treatment aswell. This also helps for not having so much layers of antifouling on top of eachother.

As for antifouling go for something which is self polishing. A good antifouling which everuone is using right now is [Hampel Mille Dynamic]. It comes at ? 25 per 750ml and it is very good.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2009, 12:10:02 CET »

tnx guys Smiley
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