The price of antifouling

Telstar26

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I was browsing some of my Dad's files and came across this Blakes Marine Paints price list from 1989.
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It has the price of Tiger Cruising antifouling (2.5l) as £44.00 + 15% VAT

Allowing for inflation, that would now be £112 + 20% VAT = £134 but the equivalent Hempel Tiger Xtra is now around £85. So I'll bear that in mind next time I have to fork out - it's relatively cheap!

Actually, I don't why he was looking at antifouling as the boat he bought - a Parker 21 which I now sail - was Coppercoated anyway.
 

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International Cruiser 250, 3 litre tin was only £75 pounds a tin from Cactus marine. I get just over 2 years out of my anti fouling on the West Coast of Scotland. I use 2.5 tins. That is good value to me.
 

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Even when £800 lift and haul out is factored in every two years, copper cote should still be attractive. All that is needed for a CC bottom is a drying space to reactivate, I still need to haul out to paint.

I am not convinced it is a sound invest on my old hull, 1974 launch, as the epoxy failing is a high risk due to moisture that will not dry out.
 
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