As a boat owner, you may have grown tired of hearing about the importance of protecting your vessel. However, for long-term use, the more you can do to keep your vessel in good working order, the more you can enjoy your time on the water.
Antifouling, like many other services, is an essential component that, when done correctly by a professional team, protects your watercraft from underwater nasties. It increases performance and is better for fuel economy. Keeping marine life away from the bottom of your vessel means it can perform at its peak all year long.
Routine Boat Antifouling
It’s never been easier to give your vessel the care it needs when you engage our marina’s businesses. Our on-site marine trade professionals perform high-quality, competitively priced services for a range of watercraft. You can expect that our services facilitate your vessel by:
- An experienced skipper collecting your watercraft
- Thorough preparation
- Priming – single or two pack primer
- Mask up for protection from overspray
- Apply several coats
Some of our marine trades also provide sandblasting to remove previous coatings.
While it may not be the most enjoyable task, it is an absolute necessity and an investment that must be made. The frequency with which you perform this procedure will be determined by the location of your vessel’s berth and the frequency with which it is put to work. As long as it gets a regular hose-down in between, six to fifteen months is a good rule of thumb.
Visit The Boat Works Marine Facility
Removing antifouling is hard, dirty work.
But when you pull your boat out of the water to find the antifouling looking rough as it can be with excessive layer buildup, cratering, peeling, flaking, or blisters appearing across the hull, you can’t put it off any longer!
Whether you hire a professional or choose the DIY route, it is important to be aware of the steps involved and the regulations and best practice guidelines.
Different antifouling paints require different care, and it also affects how often you need to remove antifouling or even whether you do at all.
Preparation, Removal, and Clean Up are the three basic essentials for antifouling.
Having a trained professional remove antifouling from your vessel is still the best way to go in terms of the quality and assurance of the final job.
Review the list of suitable onsite Marine trade professionals who can offer insight to the best outcome for your vessel.
For those keen to DIY it; keep in mind that all your trade supplies, paints, accessories and marine products can be sourced direct onsite via the Marine Trade Supplies & Chandlery Superstore.
They even deliver direct to your allocated shed or hardstand to safe you time spent running around time preparing!