Antifouling

Henrik Nor-Hansen
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Joined: 27 Oct 2013

I'm about to order an ablative antifouling paint, but how much do I need for a Heard 28? I'm considering two coats.

Henrik Nor-Hansen
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Joined: 27 Oct 2013

Yes, I also opted for the self-polishing kind, and bought two gallons of Pettit Horizon. It's always a gamble which product that will work in a specific area. In the tropics we learned that it's best with hard antifouling, because we always had to go down and scrape anyway, and the ablative kind of paint would have worn off too soon.

Aeolus FWB28
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Joined: 26 Aug 2006

I use 3 x 2.5L cans of Hempel Tiger xtra to give one thick coat. Remember that you are anti fouling not painting the hull, so don't put it on too thinly. The paint keeps, so if you're not sure how much to use get more and keep what's left over for next season.


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