Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

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Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

Postby mm5aho » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:16 pm

I'm considering another bulk purchase of anti-fouling.
Last time we did Cruiser type only, but I think its possible to do both a cruising type and a performance type.
They come in 2.5 litre cans.
It would be possible to add varnish too (also in 2.5 litre cans) but I suspect anyone wanting that much varnish will have their favourite brands of that stuff. I do, and I will not be buying this brand varnish. Nothing wrong with it, but on varnish I want to stick to one brand.
I can buy single cans at one price, half pallets (75 cans) at discount, and whole pallet (147 cans) at even bigger discount.
For your reference, the maximum price would be £28 per 2.5 litre, possibly getting as low as £26, but I doubt I can find 147 homes for cans of anti-foul.
I'd get it all delivered to one place, and You would need to collect from one of several places that I frequent. G67 EH48, and IV30 postcodes.
Manufacturers recommended rate is 10m2/litre. Colours available in both are: Black, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Red, White.
In order to assist the planning, and indeed to decide if its worth the bother (I'm not doing this for profit, you get the same price as I do), let me know if you're interested. How many cans of either Cruising, or Performance. Colour choice not important at this stage. I can tell you that the shelf life of this stuff is several years. Last time I bought 4 cans.

I will post this in another place to see what additional interest there might be. There's no guarantee this will go ahead, but I'll let you know in good time to make alternative arrangements.
If interested, please email me at geoffrey.crowley@googlemail.com
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Re: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

Postby marisca » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:08 pm

You are a glutton for punishment!

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Re: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

Postby sahona » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:18 pm

Seems to be great value, I assume it's tried and tested, what make is it?
http://trooncruisingclub.org/ 20' - 30' Berths available, Clyde.
Cruising, racing, maintenance facilities. Go take a look, you know you want to.

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Re: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

Postby mm5aho » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:07 pm

Flag. Seems to be the company that make for several resellers too, such as the Gaelforce own brand.
I have used it for several years now, (the Cruising variety) and it works fine for me. Slime only, which is easily brushed off.
I don't know how well it does if you don't use the boat. I see some in marinas hardly moved, and weeds half a metre long. I suspect that being used helps keep the bottom clean.

Not much interest shown so far, so might not be sensible to do it this year?
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Re: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

Postby sahona » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:13 am

Thanks Geoff. I've highlighted it to TCC council to at least make the membership aware.
http://trooncruisingclub.org/ 20' - 30' Berths available, Clyde.
Cruising, racing, maintenance facilities. Go take a look, you know you want to.

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Re: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

Postby Icarus » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:25 pm

I'd be keen to get some for my wee hunter too, currently got Gaelforce own brand on so more of the same at a cheaper price sounds good to me :D I'd be looking for 1 or 2 cans of the cruising type please.

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Re: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

Postby NorthUp2 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:54 pm

Hello again Geoff, please put me down for 2 cans of cruising, thanks.

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Re: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

Postby pagoda » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:53 pm

Hi Geoff,
I would be up for 3 cans of Black "Performance" AF.

Cheers, Graeme


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