Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby mm5aho » Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:01 pm

The 5 litre cans are the largest size available in the higher performance material, as apparently the copper settles out.

I think it should not be too hard to sell the 2.5 litre cans, even 20 of them?

I have used their Cruising material before, performed as good as any.
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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby cpedw » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:53 pm

I'm with Steve - 4 ×2.5 cans of Cruising in blue would do 2 years with little hassle, no decanting.
Lets see what A N have to offer
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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby marisca » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:42 pm

According to a post on TOP back in 2012 by the Gaelforce guy in Inverness their antifoul is made by Flag. After this year I am not on for the Cruiser offer, on the possibly unjustified assumption it is still the same.

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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby mm5aho » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:51 pm

My Akzo Nobel (International and many other brands) contact is off on leave, so I won't get any news on this until next week earliest. Seems to be between Flag and Akzo for selection, others not interested.
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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby mm5aho » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:13 pm

I'm not getting any enthusiastic response from my Akzo Nobel contact, so have decided to just get this order sorted - or drop it.

So Flag are keen enough to sell some antifoul to us.
I've mentioned the prices already, but I didn't clarify about VAT. I'm not sure yet if those prices include VAT or not. It's quite normal to quote prices between businesses without VAT, and while I didn't say I was buying as a business, nor did I say the reverse. So I'll get that clarified.
I think the 2.5 litre cans are the most practical. And the Cruising version of their two types. I've used this before and had good results myself.
They're £20.68 each. (and if not including VAT that would be £24.82 each worst case)
Internet pricing otherwise is about £33-34 each, plue £5-6 shipping. (our offer is freight free to a single delivery point)

So, time to enlist if you wish.
Minimum order is 20 cans. I'll take 4 (it keeps well for a few years) Who wants some?
If I can get more than the remaining 16 cans, then I'll order it.

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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby Mehitabel » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:18 pm

Hi Geoff, I do appreciate your efforts on the group buys. I am still wearing in my anchor chain and have been very impressed by the amount of zinc added in the exercise. Just end-for-ended it this weekend so that it all gets the nibs worn off, just need a bit of extra thought now in interpreting the now reversed depth colour coding. I'd be up for 4 cans of the AF. Not too picky about colour, already got layers of red, blue and black on my bottom.

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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby Mavanier » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:31 pm

I'm pretty loyal to Cruiser Uno, mostly because it's thick and gloopy and I can get a good coat on between tides.
If one of Flag's offerings is comparable, I would be interested.

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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby mm5aho » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:55 pm

I've used Cruiser Uno, Flag and Seago (no longer made), and couldn't really tell the difference between them.
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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby Mavanier » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:41 pm

I've used Gaelforce own brand, International Bottomcoat, Micron, and Cruiser Uno.
GF was thin, runny, would need two coats. Bottomcoat similar. Micron is good stuff but of course very pricey.

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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby mm5aho » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:25 am

So, far only me and another 4 cans, need 20 minimum.

If you want some speak up!
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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby SteveN » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:23 am

Yes please Geoff. 4 x 2.5L for me but I'd like an opt-out if it's anything other than a shade of blue.

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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby marisca » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:51 am

Geoff

I am not enthused by the Cruiser version, so no thank you, but kudos for trying.

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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby mm5aho » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:52 pm

Confirmation on price.
The quote price is not including VAT, so actual price is £24.82 per 2.5 litre can.

I'm ordering it in blue, and will let you know about delivery details etc as soon as I can.

Thanks for letting me know even if this product isn't best suited for you.

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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby cpedw » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:43 am

Yes please, 4 cans of blue will cover us for 2 years I think. Having used Gael Force for several years past (entirely satisfactory I've found) I now have a surfeit of 2 pear anodes. Anyone need one?

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Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

Postby mm5aho » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:21 pm

Antifouling is ordered. Will be delivered Monday (they say). Would be prudent to allow a couple of days on this. Min order was 20 cans. I want 4 for myself. All are dark blue.
a 4 can order is a few pennies short of £100.

Orders are:
Cpedw 4 cans
SteveN 4 cans
mm5aho 4 cans
Mehitabel 4 cans

That leave 4 cans available, which if no-one here wants, I'll flog elsewhere.

Let me know how you want to collect. I work in Cumbernauld (much of the time) and live in West Lothian. My boat at Rhu marina, so could also take it there. Three options available as a collection place. Can pay by cash, cheque, or bank transfer (I'll pm details).
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