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Micro Yacht Antifoul removal

Shoreham Yacht Club 

The Scope

What we delivered and why.

Antifoul removal is a big issue with boats, and a bigger issue with small boats. It can be tough to find the right tools that don’t take all day to set up, and that don’t cost an exorbitant amount. We were approached by Shoreham Yacht Club and asked to use our antifouling capable Torbo unit to help the boat club. We were tasked with attending to a small yacht, which was in need of boat maintenance. In order to achieve the perfect depth and abrasive texture, we adjusted the pressure and amount of media being used, until we could finely complete the boat at the perfect depth, taking off just the right amount of material. This changes boat to boat, and can require more abrasive substances for larger or metal boats.

The stats
Job Length: 6 Hours
Blast Media: Olivine
Blast Pressure: 160-175 PSI

BEFORE & after

Before image of a yacht about to undergo antifouling at Shoreham Yacht Club After image of a Yacht that has just undergone Antifouling at Shoreham Yacht club

Antifoul removal can be a delicate and precise service, ensuring that the right layers are penetrated and ensuring the boat maintenance is not jeopardised. Boat Club members often struggle finding a cheap and reliable solution to this problem, and that is where dustless blasting comes in handy. 

We were able to complete a full antifouling service on the yacht within a day. Using conventional sandblasting methods half a day would be lost in set up time, that is excluding the cleaning time needed to get rid of all the sand that will inevitably blow into, on and around the yacht. Being able to have more control over the media, the pressure and the amount of time it takes to set up is one of the biggest advantages of using a dustless blasting service. 

During this job we were able to turn the PSI up and down to match the pressure needed for the best clearing without damaging the hull. This was in combination with using abrasives that are multipurpose, and not just great for antifoul. 

Before After

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Before image of a micro yacht that is about to undergo antifoul at Shoreham Yacht Club.

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