Here’s PBO’s guide to preparing for, choosing and using antifouling paints
PBO experts offer their top tips for winterising a boat, helping to keep your vessel and gear in good condition over the colder months
Silicone antifouling: find out the result of our real world test, Keel design and how it affects performance, Petrol vs electric outboards – we put the engines through their paces,…
What do I need to do when overcoating Coppercoat? The former technical manager for International Paint, Richard Jerram has the answer
In June 2021 we coated the hull of a Hardy Commodore 42 with eight of the best antifouling paint products. The motorboat Raymariner, which is the test boat for Raymarine,…
Andy Pag takes the plunge to clean his boat’s dirty bottom while afloat
International Paint has been fined £650,000 for polluting the Yealm estuary in Devon. The firm is paying for remediation work, which is expected to cost at least £500,000
N.B. This article was first published in the January 2015 issue of PBO and some of the products below have now been discontinued. Ultrasonic antifouling has been around in the…
Ben Meakins discovers the importance of wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when antifouling a hull – and issues some propitious advice
The invasive non-native carpet sea-squirt, Didemnum vexillum, or D vex for short, has been found in a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland.
The British Coatings Federation Antifouling Your Boat Safely video features health and safety advice plus practical tips for people using antifouling paint.
Appropriately suited and booted... Editor David Pugh welcomes you to the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
The objective of the initiative is to inform and educate boat owners regarding the hazards associated with antifouling their boats.
Antifouling paint and dust is hazardous – protect yourself and the environment
20 antifouling paints tested in 13 UK locations: which works best where you keep your boat?
Boat owners wishing to carry out cleaning and hull inspection while their yachts are still in the water may be interested in a new underwater drone called the Keelcrab.
Until the UK formally leaves the EU, we still have a legal obligation to comply with EU law and the invasive alien species regulations remain in force.
Even the worst cases of osmosis can be professionally treated, and while the process is expensive and time consuming, it will revive the boat and restore its value. Jake Kavanagh…
Watch this space and in PBO to find out what you can do to defend your rights to apply antifouling yourself, in a safe manner.
The survey was completed by almost 2,500 boat owners, the vast majority of whom paint their own boats with antifouling paint on an annual basis