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Trim Tabs & Antifoul

by sprocker » 17 Jan 2017, 10:49

Can anyone advise on whether stainless trim tabs should be antifouled with regular hull antifoul, or copper free sterndrive antifoul?

Also, should the trim tab bracket have the 25mm 'clean' border around it as per the transom shield?
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by Ianfs » 17 Jan 2017, 14:28

Interesting question. Don't know.

I'd be very interested to find out though. :)

Although this boat, which I looked at yesterday, had its tabs completely covered.

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by ColinR » 17 Jan 2017, 14:39

Interesting rear end, what's that then Ian?

Aha, found it. A Norco Serena. Interesting, looks like a lot of boat packed into 29ft.

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by Ianfs » 17 Jan 2017, 18:24

So as not to hijack your Topic Sprocker, I opened another :D
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by shibbs » 17 Jan 2017, 19:38

I can't answer whether right or wrong but I've always painted my tabs and rams with normal hull antifoul. Never actually works all that well though compared to the hull.
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by sprocker » 17 Jan 2017, 19:51

I've been for a walk around Dartside Quay after work and checked out a few rear ends......... Most of the boats with trim tabs looked as though they were coated with the same antifoul as the hull, so it looks like that is the way to go.
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