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Foul Release Maintenance Guides

The AquaMarine foul-release coatings do not contain harmful chemicals or biocides, which harm marine life. The technology is based around a ‘non-stick’ principle making it very difficult for organisms to attach themselves to the coated surfaces. If a vessel is left in the water for a period of time without being moved, foul will being to grow. The type of foul & their rate of growth will depend on the biodiversity of the local marine environment, water temperature, sunlight, water currents and nutrient levels.

 

To ensure efficiency of your AquaMarine foul release coating, you may need to clean your hull and Rib every three to five weeks in warm waters during the summer season.

 

HOW TO REMOVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOULING

 

Weed growth - may appear around areas where the sunlight reaches in clear, nutrient rich waters e.g. the waterline and rudders. This can easily be wiped off with a soft bristle brush or specialist hull brush such as Scrubbbis.

Barnacle growth - These are best removed using a rubber blade before they reach a size of 15mm in diameter. At this size they will be more difficult to remove and are likely to leave a white footprint as the shell breaks away or may even take the coating with it.

Slime/Algae/Tube worm/Mollusks etc. – These should all easily be removed with the use of a rubber blade or water jet/power washer.

Propellers should be inspected every three to five weeks in warm waters during the summer season and either spun to remove the foul build up or manually wiped. It is better to use a jet wash or blade to remove ‘hard’ fouling as using a cloth could cause the sharp shells to scratch the coating.

 

 

See foul release removal in action in our selection of 'real life' video examples.

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