After application and upon immersion, sea water attacks the exposed pure copper powder, causing the formation of cuprous oxide. This highly effective antifouling agent deters growth until the surface degrades further to become cupric hydrochloride. This final copper form is highly unstable, and is washed away by the movement of the yacht, thereby removing any accumulating silt or slime. This automatically reveals a fresh copper rich surface, whereby the process recommences.
With an average thickness of at least 200 microns of CoppercoatTM marine antifoul being applied in a treatment, and a typical corrosion rate of 5 microns per year, it is easy to appreciate how this coating offers such long lasting and effective protection. During 2001, Yachting Monthly reported on a yacht that had been treated some 8 years previously. The verdict? “A great success”.
Furthermore, the inherent waterproofing qualities of the epoxy ensure that a treatment of CoppercoatTM marine antifoul will help prevent osmosis in GRP craft and offer extra protection against corrosion in steel vessels.
With the resin carrier insulating each copper sphere, the final coating is inert and non conductive. Consequently CoppercoatTM marine antifoul does not cause electrolysis problems or cathodic decay in steel or aluminium craft. Sacrificial anodes should be fitted in the usual manner.
CoppercoatTM is the obvious choice for owners searching for increased performance with reduced costs from
UNBEATABLE LONGEVITY – Unlike regular coatings, hardwearing CoppercoatTM remains effective for many seasons. A single treatment of CoppercoatTM is proven to remain effective for at least ten years. The first boats treated are still clean after 15 seasons!
EXTRA EFFICIENCY – The combination of high copper content and a unique blend of biocides ensures ultra low growth rates and a clean hull. Motorboat owners report increased speed at lower revs, meaning a lower rate of fuel consumption and less engine wear. Professional racers can burnish the surface if required.
GRP OSMOSIS PROTECTION – CoppercoatTM is based upon an inherently waterproof epoxy resin. As such, the application of CoppercoatTM helps to protect GRP vessels against osmotic attack.
LOW MAINTENANCE – No more expensive and unpleasant annual stripping and repainting of hulls. Simply hose down the hull at regular intervals (commonly once a year), to remove any build up of slime.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY – Being epoxy based CoppercoatTM is classified as non-eroding and causes less harm to the environment than conventional anti-foul paints. The complete treatment has been tested and approved by the Health and Safety Executive, in compliance with UK and EU law. Holding HSE Certificate Number 7532 our anti-fouling is fully approved for use by both professional tradesmen and the general public. Furthermore, CoppercoatTM fully complies with current (2001) International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Resolution MEPC.102(48).
These advantages have meant that many of the world’s leading boat builders have adopted CoppercoatTM.
How Much Will I Need?
To determine the quantity of CoppercoatTM required, calculate the hull area by simply multiplying the waterline length by the addition of the beam and the draft. Then, depending on the vessel, apply a factor:
-For full bodied craft such as motorboats or displacement and full keeled yachts, no factor is applied
-For medium bodied craft, such as large fin and skeg or bilge keeled yachts, multiply by a factor of 0.75.
If the calculation is in feet, multiply the figure by 0.093 to convert to square meters. Given that CoppercoatTM has an effective coverage rate of 4 square meters per litre; divide this figure by 4 to determine how many litres are required.
A 34ft motorboat, with a 30ft waterline length, a 12ft beam & a 2ft draft;
30 x (12+2) = 420sq.ft, x 0.093 = 39.06sq.m, / 4
= 9.76 litres required. As Coppercoat is supplied in 1 litre units, 10 litres should be used.
A 28ft fin keeled yacht, with a 26ft waterline length, a 11ft beam & a 5ft draft;
26 x (11+5) x 0.55 = 228sq.ft, x 0.093 = 21.27sq.m, / 4
= 5.31 litres required. As CoppercoatTM is supplied in 1 litre units, 6 litres should be used.
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If you aren't confident about applying the coating, please let us know and we can put you in touch with one of our applicators in your area.
Parker Marine Group now bring you Jotun coatings for both the Leisure and Commercial Markets.
With a long history in the leisure yacht industry, Jotun is dedicated to offer professionals and do-it-yourself users high performing products to provide a brilliant finish and make boat care easy. Explore our wide product range from test-winning antifouling to primers, fillers, topcoats and boat care that will make any boat owner proud of his boat.
The Parker Marine Group can offer much more than just the paint for your project, with a combination of enthusiasm, creativity and commitment, that is unrivalled in the leisure marine market. We can put you in touch with one of our applicators nationwide so they can provide you with the best solution for your vessel, whether you paint your boat yourself or you choose to have them apply the coating for you.
The current range includes, but is not limited to:
Combating of fouling on Aluminium vessels is a constant battle often in the warmer and more nutrient rich environments of our North.
SEASAFE ULTRA gives the best possible protection for your vessel in these challenging conditions and its record is second to none. Selected as the No 1 choice by some of the largest Aluminium fleets in Australia, SEASAFE ULTRA has a proven track record over a long period of time…
Shouldn’t you be using SEASAFE ULTRA?
This is a one component acrylic, hydrolysing antifouling coating based on ion exchange technology. It provides very good fouling protection. This is achieved through self polishing characteristics reducing hull deterioration. Suitable on approved primers and tie coats on aluminium, carbon steel and timber substrates.
SeaVictor 50 and SeaVictor 40
This is a one component acrylic, hydrolysing antifouling coating based on ion exchange technology. The fouling protection is achieved through self polishing characteristics reducing hull deterioration. SeaVictor 50 contains an additional biocide to combat fouling when
Recommended for new applications as well as maintenance. Designed for both motor cruisers and sailing vessels in a wide range of speeds with medium - high activity. The product may be suitable for use for long service periods up to 36 months as a part of a complete coating system. Suitable on approved primers and tie coats on FIBREGLASS, TIMBER or STEEL.
The latest development in tin-free, high performance, ultra low friction self-polishing antifouling, based on the latest development in hydrolysing silyl methacrylate copolymers. By combining outstanding life-time performance with excellent application properties and state-of-the-art technical service, SeaQuantum X200 and our Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) is one of the most attractive investments on the market today.
SeaQuantum S Line
A self-polishing, outstanding low friction antifouling based on 3rd generation silyl acrylate technology.
SeaQuantum Ultra S
The ultimate fuel saver for low activity and slow steaming.
SeaQuantum Classic S
The ultimate fuel saver for medium activity vessels.
SeaQuantum Plus S
The ultimate fuel saver for high speed activity vessel
Parker Marine Group bring you the Heavy Weight contender of the WORLD, fighting in the BLUE Corner....Prop One.
It has long been established that energy savings are achieved by maintaining smooth underwater hull and propeller surfaces. The presence of fouling on propellers is detrimental to the performance of the propeller. Even low levels of fouling on propeller surfaces are shown to cause efficiency losses of 20%. High levels of fouling cause up to a 70% decrease in efficiency
PropOne is suitable for application to all underwater metallic running gear. Propellers, Trim tabs, Propeller shafts, Rudders, Prop struts and Bow & stern thrusters
The Parker Marine Group are very proud of our association with Protective Coatings.
Protective Coatings formulate and manufacture quality products for New Zealand conditions, from their water based and resin production site in Onehunga and their solvent production site and head office in East Tamaki. They have two laboratories on each site, one for research and development and the other for quality assurance, run by their technical service staff and chemists. In total, they employ around 40 staff across the country.
They manufacture polyurethane resins, hardeners, prepolymers and moisture curing floor coatings in a reactor at their Onehunga site. Also at this site is a reactor for water based emulsion polymers. In this reactor, they produce PVA emulsions for use as paint resins and adhesives, PVA/acrylic polymer, styrene acrylic and 100% acrylic emulsions for use as paint resins. At their East Tamaki site they produce solvent based enamels, spray finishes, anti-corrosive, marine, industrial and heavy duty along with other specialised coatings. Protective Coatings are the only paint manufacturing company in New Zealand with their own resin production facilities.
Protective Coatings point of difference, is that they go above and beyond for their customers and it is this philosophy that gels with us at Parker Marine Group. Their highly experienced technical and sales team, work continuously with their customers to save them time and money. Parker Marine Group's service often sees us spend time immersed in our customer’s business, observing their processes and machinery and talking to staff on the ground level in order to fully understand their business, enabling us to specify the correct products for them and their unique to their environment.
For all the very latest coating technology, no matter what your environment, contact us today to discuss your requirements.