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    Posted: 12 Feb 2010 at 9:10pm
We have only recently bought our Contessa 32.  Could anyone please advise us as to how much antifoul to buy?  It would be really helpful to have an idea of how many litres are required for each coat.  I anticipate using something like Cruiser Uno, as we will not be racing.  Many thanks
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Hi Nick, from memory I use about 1.5 of the big tins (Micron Extra), I think they are 2.5L so I guess that is about 4L. 

 

That allows two coats all over with a third on the waterline.

 

That said I apply with small gloss roller to get a smooth thin finish, a regular roller would prob apply a little more.  Also keeping the AF in a bucket with hot water in the bottom makes the job easier if the working temp is low.

 

Hope this helps.

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For the last few years we've used Cruiser Uno and have found that the large tin (usually three litres I think as they seem to have a perpetual offer on with an extra 20%) is pretty much perfect for one coat all over, an extra coat on the keel, skeg and rudder and enough left in the in for the marina to touch up the patches where the chocks sit before they relaunch.


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Thank you both so much. That is a real help.  We only had a small bilge keeler before and I had no idea how much AF to use!  Best wishes,  Nick
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