What is the best antifouling you know

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by dskira, May 25, 2010.

  1. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    I've heard some good things about this too- epoxy thickened with copper powder. Very labour intensive to apply, from what I've heard. I'd be curious to see how it compares side-by-side with conventional paints.
    Interlux claims they can get it to stick- look up Intersleek 970. Epoxy primer, mystery tie coat that is claimed to accomplish this molecular-level bonding, and low surface energy fluropolymer finish. It's not antifouling (no biocide) but it supposedly makes it damned hard for anything to grip well enough to hold on at more than a few knots.
     
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  2. MikeJohns
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    Matt
    I thought Intersleek was basically a silicon coating, I know it's been applied to bulk carriers quite successfully. But at paint film thicknesses and being relatively soft it might not be very scrubbable which seems to be required for 'lazy' leisure vessels after a few months.
     
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