Hard or contact leaching antifouling paint dries to a hard but porous film that is packed with biocide. The biocide begins to leach out on contact with water to prevent fouling growth. This leaching is chemically designed to release biocide while the boat is in the water. Out of the water the paint film will oxidize and slow the release of the biocides to the point where there may not be enough biocide coming out of the paint film to maintain fouling protection. One of the main benefits of this type of antifouling is its resistance to abrasion and rubbing. This makes it ideal for fast powerboats, racing sailboats or boats where the owners have the bottoms scrubbed regularly.
Hard antifoulings from International® include Interspeed Ultra, Navigator® and VC® Offshore
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Full bodied craft
Fin keeled racing craft
Medium draft racing craft
1 x LWL x (B+D) = Underwater Area (m2)
0.5 x LWL x (B+D) = Underwater Area (m2)
0.75 x LWL x (B+D) = Underwater Area (m2)
LOA = Length Overall
LWL = Length Waterline
B = Beam
D = Draft
F = Freeboard
Recommended no. of coats: ?
If you put less than the minimum recommended numbers of coats, it may affect the performance of the coating.
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