Antifoul and Prop Speed

Antifoul and Prop Speed from A1 Marine Matters

By: A1 Marine Matters  15-Nov-2010
Keywords: Marine Services, Boat Detailing, Antifouling


Every 10 – 12 months your vessel should be lifted out of the water and placed on the hard stand for antifouling, prop speed, anode replacement, engine servicing and detailing. A1 Marine Matters can take care of all of these requirements.

A1 Marine Matters recommend the International or Jotun antifouling system. What ever the hull material of your vessel, we have an antifouling system to suit you. If you prefer a different brand of antifouling system we can accommodate you.

On the propellers and shafts we recommend using prop speed. Prop speed is proven to last longer on the running gear than standard antifouling. This is very important as a build up of marine growth and barnacles, etc. will limit the performance and fuel economy of your vessel and can also cause damage to the engines through vibrations resulting from the growth.  A1 Marine Matters also recommend having one of our divers check and clean the hull, running gear, anodes and intakes on your vessel every 3 – 6 months.

Keywords: Antifoul, Antifouling, Boat Detailing, Boat Hull Cleaning, Marine Detailing, Marine Products and Services, Marine Services, Yacht Detailing

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