My boat, a Ryds 480 Twin, is located in the Baltic Sea in a bay called Snäckviken.
I have had Seaboost Powerturf for one season now and am surprised at how well it protects against barnacles. When I picked up the boat and the turf this autumn, there were only a few barnacles on the boat bottom even though the bottom was painted with a paint without biocides. The bottom of the turf was covered with barnacles, but they were easy to remove.
The only problem I’ve experienced with the carpet was to lay it out and attach it so that it worked well. I had to adjust the fixing a few times. This year, I’m going to use the ice to lay out and fasten the carpet.
Thank´s Lars, great tips to attach Powerturfen on the ice, especially for marinas who install more carpets for customers.
Test with Seaboost Overdrive at Grödinge Boat Club
Jan Govelan has studied the subject of biocid free anti-fouling and holds environmental evenings for boat clubs on the subject. During 2017 he tested Seaboost Overdrive painted on a plastic sheet that forms an overall light almost white surface. As a reference surface, he used a plate with black epoxy paint.
Result: You clearly see strong fouling with barnacles on the black plate. On the Seaboost-plate there was a thin film of algae, that was very easy to wipe off, but no barnacles. Jan highlights that it is known that barnacle larvae like dark shaded areas in the first place, and therefore prefer dark colors.
The test shows that you can influence on how much it grows on boat hulls and how easy they are to keep clean without biocides, by choosing the right surface and a light color.
It looks very promising with Seaboost Overdrive.
“the part laying on Powerturf was completely clean”
MarinePro tests Seaboost Powerturf in Norway during season 2017 in project aiming at a cleaner Oslofjorden, by letting 2/3 parts of the boat lie on the turf and 1/3 outside, to compare results with and without. The part laying on Powerturf was completely clean, even though the heavy fouling in this area is challenging.
Trond Stenslet / Marine Pro As