Antifouling Tips Articles

How to remove barnacles from boat hull

How to remove barnacles from boat hull When left in the water, over time, marine life such as algae, tube worms and barnacles will attach to your boat's hull. This build up of marine life is known as biofouling and can lead to increased fuel consumption and reduced...

How do I keep my boat bottom clean?

Keeping your boat hull clean and free from bio fouling, such as algae, mussels and barnacles, is key to optimal boat performance. It improves handling, boat speed and fuel efficiency by reducing drag, prevents the boat sitting too low in the water and also prevents...

What are the main types of antifouling?

The water around your boat is teeming with microscopic life, or fouling, that can attach to and build up on your hull, eventually attracting larger marine life such as mussels and barnacles. Over time this reduces the performance of your boat and increases fuel...

The impact of antifouling on the marine environment

Use of antifouling methods to prevent the build up of marine fouling on the hulls of boats has multiple benefits to boat owners, including improving fuel efficiency and performance. Hulls may gather up to 150kg of fouling per square metre in just six months, with a...

How to remove barnacles from boat hull

How to remove barnacles from boat hull When left in the water, over time, marine life such as algae, tube worms and barnacles will attach to your boat's hull. This build up of marine life is known as biofouling and can lead to increased fuel consumption and reduced...

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How do I keep my boat bottom clean?

Keeping your boat hull clean and free from bio fouling, such as algae, mussels and barnacles, is key to optimal boat performance. It improves handling, boat speed and fuel efficiency by reducing drag, prevents the boat sitting too low in the water and also prevents...

read more

What are the main types of antifouling?

The water around your boat is teeming with microscopic life, or fouling, that can attach to and build up on your hull, eventually attracting larger marine life such as mussels and barnacles. Over time this reduces the performance of your boat and increases fuel...

read more

The impact of antifouling on the marine environment

Use of antifouling methods to prevent the build up of marine fouling on the hulls of boats has multiple benefits to boat owners, including improving fuel efficiency and performance. Hulls may gather up to 150kg of fouling per square metre in just six months, with a...

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Is ultrasonic antifouling suitable for all boats?

No matter what your boat type you will need some kind of antifouling in place. This blog will talk you through your options depending on your boat hull material, access to the hull and boat size. Why is antifouling important? Do you need to antifoul your boat? The...

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A complete guide to yacht ultrasonic antifouling

When it comes to owning a yacht people often dream about the trips they can take in their new vessel but can often forget about the maintenance side of things. One of the biggest maintenance jobs for any boat owner is antifouling - a technique used to prevent...

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Ultrasonic antifouling kit for boats

If you're looking for an ultrasonic antifouling kit for your boat, then you are in the right place. If you already know which ultrasonic antifouling system you need, then head straight to our shop. If you want to know all about the different types of ultrasonic...

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How long does antifoul last?

As you probably know, antifouling usually takes the form of a biocide (pesticide, usually copper or copper oxide)- containing, specially formulated paint that is applied to the hull of boats to prevent algae, barnacles and other marine growth from attaching to the...

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DIY Antifouling

Why antifoul your boat? Antifoul is a specialist paint applied to the hull of your boat. Antifouling your boat will help to prevent the growth and build up of organisms such as barnacles, mussels, algae and other marine foul on the hull. There are many benefits to...

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How Much Does It Cost To Antifoul A Yacht?

Bottom painting is one of the several ongoing expenses you will need to plan for when you purchase a boat. You don’t have to do it every single year, but unless you keep your boat in pristine, freshwater, you will still need to do it. That brings about the question,...

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