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Antifoul Best Practice Advice

Antifoul

  • Prevent antifoul scrapings, drips and spills from entering the water or nearby drains by placing a tarpaulin under the hull.
  • Dust from sanding paint and antifouling coatings is toxic. Use a dustless vacuum sander.
  • If you use scrubbing piles, only scrub off the fouling and not the underlying paint – be careful not to let old or new paint enter the water
  • Select a marina, club or boatyard with a washdown facility that collects residues and wash down
  • Take advice from your chandlery on the correct type of antifoul for your location and use, preferably with the lowest levels of biocides and copper suitable for your needs.
  • Use water-based paints where possible, or low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)   
  • Look into using less damaging bottom paints, such as vinyl, silicone or Teflon or ultrasonic technologies    
  • Dispose of used brushes, rollers and trays and empty antifoul cans as hazardous waste