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"Pool Table" antifoul.


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A new neighbour, awesome 41 foot cutter with stick on antifoul moved in next door. A fair bit has peeled and some barnies on it but otherwise clean. Has been water blasted when the pic was taken. The owner Wade said shes been in the water at Opua since December last year. Heard of this stuff but never seen it before. Looks like the felt on a pool table.

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Much appreciated!

Ask him if it was  NZMPS's product. (Silikon)

Need to know as seriously considering.

 

Consensus todate is it needs a six weekly wipes max, to not let growth establish. Especially

hard growth. Dependent on boat use.

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It is MPSNZ. The picture on their website is Wades yacht.

https://www.nzmps.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/20171029_165049-1.jpg

 

Exciting stuff! Essentially its worked but I think the fibres need to be longer? Seems growth can still get a bit of a foothold but when you consider she sat in barnie soup off Opua since last december, thats not bad! The propspeed gives a indication of the level of fouling.

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I gather this is the Flow Fouling product rather than the Silikon that Redline has? If it has a felt-like surface, what does that do to drag?

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If it has a felt-like surface, what does that do to drag?

I'd imagine it behaves the same way, hydrodynamically, as about 3 months worth of slime on a hard painted hull...

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Just asked, no noticeable loss of speed. Maybe like fish skin it sets up eddies? I did notice when hauling out before water blasting she was brown with slime and they had just sailed down from the BoI.

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