Thank you to PBO for conducting your antifouling test (‘The great UK antifouling showdown’, PBO January 2016): but I was just wondering why you didn’t include Coppercoat? I applied Coppercoat to my Hunter 356 two years ago, and I’ve found that I might as well have applied no antifouling at all! I have to scrub fouling off every four weeks, and am still in consultation with Coppercoat as to why it hasn’t worked.
They have agreed to lift and burnish the coating at no cost to me, but since I have already done this I do not expect any improvement: besides which, it is reducing the thickness and therefore the long-term usefulness of the coating.
A neighbour on the moorings uses Seajet 033: he was on the scrubbing posts next to me, and was scrubbing off for the first time in four months… not weeks! His boat only had very slight fouling with light, thin weed on the bow area, contrasting with our considerable coating of weed/barnacles/seasquirts/ skeleton shrimp. We moor in Brightlingsea Creek.