Is it possible; no more toxic antifouling? - SailNet Community
 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 12-06-2014 Thread Starter
Master Mariner
 
capta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere south of civilization
Posts: 8,090
Thanks: 179
Thanked 420 Times in 408 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Is it possible; no more toxic antifouling?

Can we even dream of such a future? No more tedious bottom cleaning or uppity bottom cleaners? Sign me up!

Next-generation nonadhesion technologies;

"The challenge is to keep barnacles, algae and other marine organisms from sticking to the submerged gates. To keep these unwanted guests off, the gates are coated with Bioclean, an anti-fouling material developed by Chugoku Marine Paints.

Bioclean is a silicon-based coating with a structure of alternating hydrophilic and hydrophobic materials. "Any adhesive cements secreted by marine organisms slip off, if they ever manage to attach in the first place," explained Kenji Yokogaki, manager of the company's offshore project marketing department."

Nonadhesion technology:Yogurt lid licking be banished- Nikkei Asian Review
scubadoo likes this.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

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

facebook.com/svskippingstone
capta is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 12-06-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 21,360
Thanks: 84
Thanked 605 Times in 581 Posts
Rep Power: 12
   
Re: Is it possible; no more toxic antifouling?

I can't tell if this is a product you apply to a surface or is a manufactured surface itself.


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

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 12-06-2014
Moderator
 
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: London!
Posts: 7,156
Thanks: 71
Thanked 321 Times in 292 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Dock
Re: Is it possible; no more toxic antifouling?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I can't tell if this is a product you apply to a surface or is a manufactured surface itself.

the gates are coated with Bioclean

Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


People can say they want freedom, but offer them the keys to what chains them, a map to where they want to go,
And they'll turn it down for the cell they know
MarkofSeaLife is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 Old 12-06-2014
Senior Member
 
Group9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,833
Thanks: 24
Thanked 79 Times in 77 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Is it possible; no more toxic antifouling?

I can't wait!

On the northern Gulf of Mexico.


"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico
Group9 is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 12-06-2014
Member
 
olddog60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: On the Boat
Posts: 83
Thanks: 8
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Is it possible; no more toxic antifouling?

Looks like you can get it now. Problem is how much?

Products | CMP ????
olddog60 is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 12-06-2014
Senior Member
 
TakeFive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
Posts: 5,170
Thanks: 31
Thanked 148 Times in 136 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: Is it possible; no more toxic antifouling?

Just remember that if you try it and it's not successful with marine growth, you'll NEVER get traditional antifouling paint to stick again.

I'll let you guys try it first.
RichH, JimMcGee and Skipper Jer like this.

Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, OUPV and 50 Ton Master
ASA Certified 101/103/104/105/106



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

2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Wing Keel Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall, MD
TakeFive is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 12-06-2014
Don't call me a "senior"!
 
Puddin'_Tain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 968
Thanks: 0
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Is it possible; no more toxic antifouling?

I surfed around their web site for a bit and it looks like the product line they are marketing to recreational boats is SeaJet.
Innovative technology | Seajet

"If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most." --- E.B. White
Puddin'_Tain is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 12-06-2014
I don't discuss my member
 
Fstbttms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,618
Thanks: 15
Thanked 53 Times in 50 Posts
Rep Power: 18
 
Re: Is it possible; no more toxic antifouling?

CMP Bioclean appears to be a silicon-based foul release coating. Nothing new here as there are other similar coatings already on the recreational boating market, most notably the Interlux Intersleek 900 product line (although Interlseek is a Teflon-based product.) These products do not eliminate fouling, simply make it more difficult for fouling organisms to attach. All currently used foul-release coatings still require periodic cleaning, typically even more frequently than their metal-based brethren.

The fact that Bioclean can only claim 500,000 sq. meters currently coated means it is either extremely new or not widely accepted.
Fstbttms is online now  
post #9 of 12 Old 12-07-2014
Senior Member
 
aa3jy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,433
Thanks: 3
Thanked 109 Times in 101 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Re: Is it possible; no more toxic antifouling?

Would like to see a 'Practical Sailor' review of it...
aa3jy is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 12-07-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 21,360
Thanks: 84
Thanked 605 Times in 581 Posts
Rep Power: 12
   
Re: Is it possible; no more toxic antifouling?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
the gates are coated with Bioclean
The yogurt lid too? That's where I got confused.


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

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
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:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Antifouling flandria General Discussion (sailing related) 22 03-02-2013 02:59 PM
Fallout, Leaks and toxic waste skipgundlach Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 0 05-21-2010 03:44 PM
antifouling? Mick Young Gear & Maintenance 4 11-16-2006 06:31 PM
Toxic algae levels feared in lower Charles River NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 08-17-2006 12:15 AM
non toxic bottom paint Tegolin Gear & Maintenance 12 08-22-2003 08:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome