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by law, making Coppercoat the strongest copper based anti-fouling available. Indeed no other anti-fouling exposes as much active copper to unwanted marine life. Classified as non-leaching, this highly effective coating is considerably kinder to the environment than its self-eroding competitors whilst continuing to


River Dart and Portland Marina, Dorset, have been antifouling vessels and applying Coppercoat for over nearly 20 years. For professional advice, antifoul/ Coppercoat application or simply for the supply of antifouls call Pedros on 01803 845 475 & 01305 826 220.


Next month we will cover annual maintenance and pre-launch safety checks, ensuring you get the most out of this year’s boating season.•


deter growth year after year. The copper is suspended within a hard epoxy resin, allowing the product to be burnished for racing sailors. Coppercoat is suitable for motorboats and vessels on drying moorings alike. Coppercoat can be applied to a vessel’s hull from


new. For vessels already antifouled, the existing coating will need to be removed cost effectively - this is often undertaken by way of ‘grit’ or soda blasting. This can return the hull back to its original gelcoat or hull material. With suitable preparation, Coppercoat can then be applied at this stage, whilst coating the hull with epoxy primers can add to the protection provided by Coppercoat. The hull can also be treated for the prevention of osmosis. Pedros Yacht Refinishing at Dartside Quay on the


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