The correct maintenance of your boat is a cost-effective nessesity. Under the maintance ’to-do’ list is antifouling or ‘bottom paint’, especially if your boat is permanently moored in the water.
The process is simply the painting of the boats hull with a special paint designed to to prevent fouling organisms. It is needed to protected the underside of your boat from marine growth. Without it, your boat will experience increased drag through the water and if not done correctly, excessive fouling not only looks unsightly but it will slow down your boat, making it more difficult to manoeuvre and increase fuel consumption.
The regularity of antifoling depends on the type of hull, antifoul used, application and environmental elements your boat is exposed to. And with so many different products on the market it is hard to know the best ones to use, so why not make it easier for yourself and get R1 Boat Butlers to take care of it for you.