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Old 23-02-2014, 19:41   #1
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Antifoul. One Dies Another Is Born

Has anyone got any experience with Hempel Olympic?
I was looking online for better prices for antifoul paint in Australia and came across this one from a company in Victoria.
I've never come across it before but they claim it's used by the Aus and US navies, and CSIRO etc which gives it a bit of cred.

Went to ask the question on the last antifoul thread and found it was closed... I guess it had too much poison in it

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Re: Antifoul. One Dies Another Is Born

I have used Hemel for the past 12 months in a high growth river near Brisbane. Its been quite good and I'm going to redo it with the same again next week, not because it needs doing but because I need to haul out for another reason and figured I might do the bottom paint as well. It appears to have some bottom slime but not much else. ive been a bit slack with diving in and giving it a scrub.
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I have used Hemel for the past 12 months in a high growth river near Brisbane. Its been quite good and I'm going to redo it with the same again next week, not because it needs doing but because I need to haul out for another reason and figured I might do the bottom paint as well. It appears to have some bottom slime but not much else. ive been a bit slack with diving in and giving it a scrub.
Thanks. Being a high fouling area I'm assuming you're using the soft/ablative one and not the hard one?

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Hi
Have used Hempel Olympic for over 6 years now. In the North West Carib. It has worked well. It is a hard ablative so we have to scrub it about every 3 months or so to bring up new paint since we are a sailboat. Three coats last about 2 years but the water is fertile where we are. Will continue to use it if it is available where we are now.
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