Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint

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Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint

Postby Fingal » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:45 pm

Anyone used it? Did it work? Just thinking about what, in due course, to anoint my bottom with and this seems like an economical product.
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Re: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint

Postby marisca » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:21 pm

I used it 2 years ago - went back to the ludicrously expensive Hempel Ocean Performer last year and will be spending on it again this year. I definitely needed a mid season scrub with the Gael Force, only a wee bit slime after 9 months with the liquid gold.
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Re: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint

Postby cpedw » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:39 pm

Prior to Geoff's bulk purchase, I used it for several years. Not being a super fast wave skimming sort, I found it was thoroughly satisfactory and, prior to Geoff's any-colour-you-like-as-long-as-it's-blue scheme, more economical than anything else I could find.


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Re: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint

Postby mm5aho » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:56 pm

I wonder who makes Gale Force's brew? I don't think its Flag, the brand we bulk bought.
Contender had that Flag Blue on it last year and despite being quite close to Marisca on a mooring, didn't have more than a wee bit slime at year end on haul-out. In fact there was more above the waterline from the ferry wash (and maybe a few other smoking billies trundling past). This year's plan for that is a 100mm contrast colour boot topping in a hard antifoul (scrubbable). I don't know if that will work, but we'll see. Trying to get that stuff of bare gelcoat was very difficult. Lying in the dinghy for an hour with a scourer, knife, and scrubbing brush was arm-aching.
I might use red for the contrast!
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