Antifouling Tips Articles

What is the quickest and easiest antifouling method?

Reapplying antifouling paint on an annual basis is the bane of every boat owner's existence but is there a quicker and easier option for you that still helps to prevent barnacles and other marine fouling from attaching to your hull? Let's have a look at the work...

Do you really have to antifoul your boat?

Antifoul paint as the name suggests prevents marine fouling, but what exactly is marine fouling and how does it affect your boat? What is marine fouling? Marine fouling is the build up of marine growth on the areas of your boat that are in the water, preventing this...

Essential winter boat maintenance – Our top tips for winterising your boat in the UK

Boat ownership can be a year of two halves and over the winter your boat may be standing out of water or potentially sat idle for long periods of time. Either way it is essential to maintain your boat to prepare it for whatever it may face over the winter period and,...

How to prepare for the ban on Cybutryne Antifouling in 2023

What is cybutryne? Cybutryne (CAS No. 28159-98-0) is a biocide, xenobiotic and environmental contaminant. Its role as a biocide has seen it used as an ingredient in anti fouling systems on ships, floating platforms, FSUs and FSPOs. Why is cybutryne banned? In 2019, it...

What is the quickest and easiest antifouling method?

Reapplying antifouling paint on an annual basis is the bane of every boat owner's existence but is there a quicker and easier option for you that still helps to prevent barnacles and other marine fouling from attaching to your hull? Let's have a look at the work...

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Do you really have to antifoul your boat?

Antifoul paint as the name suggests prevents marine fouling, but what exactly is marine fouling and how does it affect your boat? What is marine fouling? Marine fouling is the build up of marine growth on the areas of your boat that are in the water, preventing this...

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What is the future of antifouling?

Marine biofouling is a huge problem for boat owners but also for the shipping industry across the globe. The build up of fouling organisms on hulls, rudders and propellers leads of higher fuel consumption and reduced boat performance. Traditionally, antifouling paints...

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How to save money on boat maintenance

Owning a boat can be costly at the best of times but the sting is even more so during this cost of living crisis. This blog aims to give you some tips for saving money when it comes to rocketing boat ownership maintenance costs. Use a mooring rather than slip ways...

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Environmentally friendly antifouling options

Antifouling the bottom of your boat is key to optimising fuel efficiency by reducing friction caused by the build up of marine organisms, such as barnacles, on the hull, rudders and propellers of your boat. However, antifouling paints can have a huge impact on marine...

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Yacht maintenance checklist

As you probably know, boat ownership and maintenance is expensive! Having a good boat maintenance schedule can help with maintaining your yacht in good shape for all the trips you make, reducing the likelihood of costly repairs, picking up any problems early before...

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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 fuel efficiency, as well as 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...

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