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Old 21-09-2010, 18:16   #1
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Sani-Tred Bottom Job

We are thinking of using the Sani Tred rubber for our wooden bottom job.
Does anyone have any experience with this? They did tests on this stuff, and after three years its integrity remained unchanged, and there was no marine growth.We used the rubber on our decks, and its seems wonderful, looks good, and feels good on the bare feet. Has anyone out there used it on their bottom? Would love to know.
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Old 21-09-2010, 19:51   #2
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That sani-tred looks like intersting stuff.I think you should do it and tell us how it goes. But I find it hard to believe there wont be any marine growth.
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If it worked, people would be using it as an anti fouling. You do the math.
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Old 30-09-2010, 11:31   #4
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People do use it as anti-fouling, the research is there. I just wanted to see if anyone on this forum has. PLus, I highly recommend this as a deck sealer. We LOVE it. It sealed all the tiny cracks that used to suck water and it looks awesome!
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People do use it as anti-fouling, the research is there.
Really? They ain't using it in my neck of the woods. Would love to see this research.
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Old 30-09-2010, 11:41   #6
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I'll send you a PM. Check out their site for the pics.
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I see nothing on the Sani Tred web site about use as an anti fouling except for one brief reference to testing done in Nova Scotia. Clearly they do not market the product as an anti foulant. Further, the testing data you sent me indicates that this was not a test for anti fouling capabilities, but rather for the product's ability to withstand immersion in seawater.

I'm not saying this stuff doesn't work as an anti fouling, I'm saying that a single test done in one location 14 years ago hardly qualifies as proof that this stuff works. That, and the fact the manufacturer does not market it as an anti fouling would make me think twice before using it as such.
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They don't seem to be doing much marketing at all, as most people never heard of them.
I hear what you're saying, which is why we are not going to use it on our upcoming bottom job. Too many unknowns.
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They don't seem to be doing much marketing at all, as most people never heard of them. Did you get the email regarding the below the water line studies? I'd be curious to know what you think.
I did get the e-mail. See my previous post.
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One thing that concerns me is rot. Most of the wood boats I've seen sheathed in fiberglass caught a bad case of the rots in short order
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Yeah fresh water leaks would be a concern in the Sani Tred. Unlike fiberglass this rubber doesn't delaminate, split crack etc. to let the water in.
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But what about fresh water from the bilge... rain etc?
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If the deck is done and sealed with Sanitred, there is no fresh water, unless the boat's in fresh water. A bit of salt in the bilge will cure that....
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Re: Sani-Tred Bottom Job ?

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We are thinking of using the Sani Tred rubber for our wooden bottom job.
Does anyone have any experience with this? They did tests on this stuff, and after three years its integrity remained unchanged, and there was no marine growth.
Who is 'they' that did test...antifouling test?

Can you lead me to the specific info ?? I'm interested in following this subject.

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We used the rubber on our decks, and its seems wonderful, looks good, and feels good on the bare feet. Has anyone out there used it on their bottom? Would love to know.
BTW here is a gentleman who has boldly gone out and put it on his bottom (with photo):
http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boat-design/new-antifoul-discovery-100-effective-green-27399-6.html#post427118
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Re: Sani-Tred Bottom Job ?

I would be very hesitant to try such a thing... It's too new, unproven in this application, and in general, marine growth sticks to all but "silicone" rubber quite well. M.
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