Antifouling - Runaway Bay, Gold Coast
Pro-Care provide a thorough and professional, yet cost effective boat antifouling service to ensure your vessel performs to its maximum capacity.
We apply 2 coats of 'Jotun's SeaVictor 40' black, and on aluminium substrates 'Jotun's SeaSafe Ultra' black.
Both are hydrolysing antifouling coatings based on ion exchange technology. This binder dissolves in seawater at a rate permitting the continuous exposure of fresh antifouling, providing good fouling protection achieved through self-polishing (ablative) characteristics reducing hull deterioration, friction and speed loss.
We also offer other colour options of blue (International's Awlcraft and Trilux 33) and white (International's Micron Extra dover white and Trilux 33 bright white)
Our antifoul quotes are "all inclusive" of haul out / return, hardstand days (size dependent, confirm with quote), water blast, environmental levy, hull waterline staining acid wash, hull & running gear preparation (further water blasting, scraping, wet sanding, spot priming any bare patches, stern drive legs we raise, lower and turn side to side multiple times during the cleaning, preparation and antifouling process), application 2 coats of antifouling coatings, materials, labour and GST.
Anodes as reqired are additional and we will price seperatly.
Our general recommendation for re-antifouling, anodes checked/replaced and a general check of eveything below waterline is every 12-18 months, and aluminium hull vessels every 12 months.
Propspeed is a catalyzed etch primer + silicone based top coat antifouling system designed for use on metal underwater running gear.
Propspeed has very low friction with water; its finish is similar to that of glass.
Benefits of having Propspeed applied are:
- Increased engine revs (across all ranges)
- increased fuel economy
- increased boat speed
Making Prospeep a viable upgrade for your boat's performance.
Our process - strip old propspeed or antifoul back to bare metal, clean with MEK solvent, apply 2 coats of Propspeed 2 pack yellow/gold etching primer followed by Propspeed clear coat in the manufactures specified time frame to achieve a strong chemical bond.
Pro-Care Marine first time antifoul process
For boats which have never been antifouled before - a special treatment is required.
Our process - cleaning, setting antifoul line, 80 grit orbital sanding, MEK solvent cleaning, application of 2 pack epoxy primer (Jotun's Jotamastic 90), application of 2 pack epoxy vinyl primer tie coat (Jotun's Safeguard Universal), application of 2 coats of antifoul (Jotun's SeaVictor 40 and SeaSafe Ultra), performed in the manufactures specified time frame of each other ensuring a strong chemical bond.