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HULLEY MARINE LTD

Boat Builder Supplier & Scottish Chandlery Distributor

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AntiFouling Product Selection

The right choice
Choosing the correct antifouling or bottom coat is important. You should consider your boat type, sailing pattern & speed, geographic location and the characteristics of the mooring, any existing coating, as well as environmental and legislative issues in the area where you apply the product and then sail.

Types of antifouling
Antifoulings tend to fall into three different categories which are Erodible (sometimes called Self Polishing), Hard and Traditional/Soft.


Erodible(self polishing) antifoulings have a resin system packed with active ingredients to repel/discourage fouling growth, once immersed the resin breaks down in a controlled manner, continually exposing a fresh layer of biocide to the water. This provides consistently good performance throughout the sailing season and reduces the build up of old antifouling on the hull.


Traditional/Softantifoulings have a simple resin formulation dispersing the active ingredients with the binder, offering good protection at an economical price. Traditional antifoulings should not be sanded.

Hardantifoulings have a resin system with a high proportion of insoluble resin making them hard, stopping the coating erode. The resin is packed with active ingredients, each particle being in direct contact with its neighbour, as a particle is dissolved by the water the particle immediately behind it is exposed. Because of their hard nature and durability, they are ideal for high speed power boats, vessels which are mud berthed and racing yachts where a smooth finish can be achieved by burnishing the antifouling with wet abrasive paper before the boat is launched.


Bottom Coats.Hempel have developed effective bottom coats to suit areas of the World were the use of poisons are restricted. These coatings have carefully engineered resin matrices that dissolve in a controlled manner to keep fouling to a minimum without the use of harmful poisons