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 wrecks can be rescued! Damaged boats can often be bought for a song and then successfully repaired – but it’s not a job for the faint-hearted. Jake Kavanagh explains…
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
Simple steps to make the winter laying-up process straightforward, painless and effective
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Boat owners and professionals are urged to have their say on the DIY use of antifouling (AF) paints before the BCF survey ends on Monday, 30 November
The surveys are designed to better understand the current use of antifouling paints by DIY users, and to raise their awareness over the possibility that authorities may decide to restrict…
Antifouling paint product regulations set to change significantly over the next few years
In the November 2015 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
There is a concern that authorities may decide to restrict the application and use of antifouling (AF) paints to strictly professional applicators and organisations.