do I realy need antifouling?

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by playsa, May 30, 2016.

  1. playsa
    Joined: Apr 2015
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    playsa Junior Member

    Hello guys..

    I am in doubts whether to apply or not antifouling on my trimaran.
    But I am thinking: Why to apply antifouling on my boat, if every year, or every month on a 3 months sezon I can clean my floats manualy with a scraper and a brush?
    My boat is using 3 floats measuring 10m and having 60cm width and I can easily clean underneath while it stand on the water

    what can you say about this?
  2. Stumble
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    Stumble Senior Member

    Unless you are going to dive to clean the bottom every day, at the least every two days, then yes you need anti-fouling. Crud grows quickly and once it starts then you really need to pull the boat and scrub off the scum line with soap.
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