Antifouling for Panama, South Pacific, Australia - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 04-29-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
sailnovascotia is on a distinguished road
Antifouling for Panama, South Pacific, Australia

We have just purchased a Little Harbour 38 from a insurance company as a write off. We have managed to do most of the rebuilding and repaired a significant hole in the hull. We have scraped and sanded the hull down to the gelcoat to start fresh with bottom paint.

Our plan is the sailing some in Nova Scotia this summer but then head south, through the Panama Canal and across the South Pacific to Australia. We have been advised to try to find out what people are using and/or recommending for this area. We have access to deals through Interlux so are looking at that brand but are willing to be flexible if something else may be better.

If anyone has any input or advice on this we would really appreciate your thoughts. Thanks and happy sailing.......
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-29-2009
Fstbttms's Avatar
I don't discuss my member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,099
Thanks: 4
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Fstbttms will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailnovascotia View Post
the Panama Canal and across the South Pacific to Australia. We have been advised to try to find out what people are using and/or recommending for this area.
"This area"? You are taking about a stretch of water that spans half the planet! You are unlikely to find any single anti fouling product that works really well in all the areas you plan to have the boat. Fouling conditions are too region-specific and there is no magic bullet that will work well everywhere.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-29-2009
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
LOL... anything that can work in the tropics, will generally be overkill in more temperate areas.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

óCpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

StillóDON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-29-2009
Fstbttms's Avatar
I don't discuss my member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,099
Thanks: 4
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Fstbttms will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
LOL... anything that can work in the tropics, will generally be overkill in more temperate areas.
In theory. In practice, not so much.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 04-29-2009
billyruffn's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,282
Thanks: 5
Thanked 27 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 11
billyruffn will become famous soon enough
The only clean bottoms I saw in the Caribbean were coated with TBT product -- now outlawed in most places. Most of the high end legal products will permit the accumulation of aquatic "stuff" that needs occasional cleaning.

If you're doing a long stent in the tropics with legal antifouling, I recommend acquisition of a means of getting under your boat for an hour or more every few months.

I used Micron Extra in the Caribbean and Panama and it didn't keep all the critters away. Every month or so I needed to get out a putty knife and a brush and get under the boat to do away with various marine growths and barnacles.

Last edited by billyruffn; 04-29-2009 at 10:54 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best electronic maps for the south pacific watom Gear & Maintenance 0 02-09-2009 03:07 AM
Cruising to Australia? Customs NAZIS here. sailorjim99 Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 102 11-06-2008 09:12 AM
south pacific - safety bdwillard Seamanship & Navigation 4 04-17-2008 04:00 AM
PS News RickBowman Pacific Seacraft 5 11-26-2007 11:22 AM
Crew member in South Pacific, looking to explore the world dhecht Crew Wanted/Available 1 06-22-2002 01:27 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:49 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.