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Title: Antifouling
Post by: shevino on April 08, 2015, 18:55:16 CET
Hi guys,

Any suggestions for a good anti fouling for my 15 feet fibreglass boat please? Ideally self polishing and seasonal. Any suggestions of a good one at a reasonable price? Most importantly where to buy it from  ;) Thanks.


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: bigboy on April 09, 2015, 06:04:16 CET
CMP by WURTH ;) or International


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: Granitu on April 09, 2015, 11:38:50 CET
CMP by WURTH ;) or International

Both good paints but pricey and most important they withstand after a year use but personally they double the effort to remove them then.

Lately I am better off using a lower strength antifouling like Sigma or Hempel which are easier to remove after. Careful that they might not be suitable to fast boats.

Barnicles will still form, regardless which brand you use but using a lower grade paint allows me to have the facility to do the job every 3-4 months when barnicles are on the low side.

Hope it helps.


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: Kevin G on April 10, 2015, 18:39:31 CET
We also use CMP on the kajjik last year the boat was in water in last April and pulled out beginning of oct, must admit this was the best paint ever used, few barnicles were attached and the paint was in very good condition...


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: Granitu on April 13, 2015, 08:00:21 CET
We also use CMP on the kajjik last year the boat was in water in last April and pulled out beginning of oct, must admit this was the best paint ever used, few barnicles were attached and the paint was in very good condition...

CMP is a very good anti fouling Kev. But its hard to remove.

I still use it to paint some parts which I know are prone to barnicles.


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: shevino on April 14, 2015, 08:54:22 CET
You find the International paint hard to remove as well Granitu?


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: Granitu on April 14, 2015, 09:25:15 CET
You find the International paint hard to remove as well Granitu?

Never tried it but I think it is harder to remove than sigma/hempel.

Personally it all boils down on how long you intend to keep the boat in the water.


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: shevino on April 14, 2015, 09:27:22 CET
mid june till end of September. It's a 15feet fiberglass boat which reaches around 30 knots. Suggest me one please :)


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: Granitu on April 14, 2015, 10:24:19 CET
Ma tistax tmur al sigma jw hempel ghax jitfarfru f dak l speed nahseb.

Kiku mmur al CMP. Ma trabbilekx koccli hekk.


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: redhead on April 14, 2015, 13:03:53 CET
My boat makes more than 40knts and we cruise at over 20knts and we use Hempel with no issues. There are different variants of Hempel antifouling however. Once we used a variant which was excellent in the water but a real pain to remove. From then on, we used softer compounds. I am sure other paint mentioned here are also good. 


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: shanook on April 14, 2015, 18:41:20 CET
so whats the name of the softer compounds that can withstand speedsof30 knts


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: redhead on April 15, 2015, 08:53:00 CET
I will check the name when I go to the garage and try to let you know


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: benri on April 15, 2015, 10:10:57 CET
Nubian, Jotun and International all have soft self polishing antifouling for that speed. That is unless you would like to go for Nubian Permanent :-P


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: Malcolm X on April 15, 2015, 14:17:26 CET
My boat makes  33knts and  cruise at  20knts and i use Hempel.I leav it at sea for 3 months had no problems and its easy to remove.


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: shevino on April 15, 2015, 20:50:21 CET
And from where do you buy Hempel antifouling?


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: tajrin on April 16, 2015, 06:38:08 CET
I think Hempel can be found from local ironmongers...what about CMP & International...who sells them?


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: Granitu on April 16, 2015, 08:41:54 CET
Caruana marine sells cmp for sure


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: shevino on April 16, 2015, 11:42:44 CET
Caruana Marine the International paints has not CMP ... at least it is not listed on their website.


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: Granitu on April 17, 2015, 07:11:29 CET
Caruana Marine the International paints has not CMP ... at least it is not listed on their website.

I had bought CMP from him


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: Malcolm X on April 17, 2015, 14:53:17 CET
Bought Hempel from the factory Corradino Industrial Estate


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: benri on April 17, 2015, 17:31:20 CET
is it the foreign hempel or the local hempel that is being recommended?


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: redhead on April 19, 2015, 18:08:10 CET
We buy it from the local factory but it is intended for the international market.


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: malvizzu on September 22, 2015, 13:34:27 CET
This is the 6th year that i have my boat. Each year I lightly sand off the anti-fouling and re-apply again before getting the boat onto mooring for the summer season. With all these repetitive coatings, is it wise to sand off completely the anti-fouling and epoxy down to the gel coat and re-apply all from scratch?


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: The_Gaffer on September 22, 2015, 17:39:03 CET
No need to Malvizzu.  As long as you sand down the previous coat, just renapply the antifouling.  I would not recommend sanding down the antifouling and epoxy, unless you really need to re apply the epoxy (i am thinking that this is a water barrier coating applied by petecraft).  Alternatively, have a word with mario about the duration of the epoxy barrier, he would be able to guide you better.


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: malvizzu on September 23, 2015, 08:31:47 CET
Thanks Joe. Will pop at Petecraft's and have a word.


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: floody on September 29, 2015, 18:56:00 CET
Gentlemen, anyone in malta who does coppercoat antifouling please?

thanks
chris


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: skip on September 30, 2015, 10:50:38 CET
Chris, coppercoat was more targeted at slower moving boats and sailing boats. What is your max speed and cruise speed?


Title: Re: Antifouling
Post by: floody on October 01, 2015, 19:37:54 CET
since i keep my boat year round in msida and have no trailer i think coppercoat would be ideal... cruise at 22knts...

Chris, coppercoat was more targeted at slower moving boats and sailing boats. What is your max speed and cruise speed?