Boating and the Environment
Boaters, should always be aware and concerned about how other active impact the environment. Just like automobiles, Fuel consumption and inefficient engines contribute to smog, and waste tank discharge can pollute the very waters we are boating in. Not only the atmosphere and the land, but our oceans, lakes and rivers can be affected.
Our water ways are threatened as well, and pollution can affect the balance of marine life, and our enjoyment of boating. Fortunately, potential environmental problems can be controlled and minimized to ensure a clean, safe environment for boating, and the wild life that depend on our waterways to thrive.
Cleaning Guidelines For Antifouling: There are several styles or types of Antifouling paints that prevent fouling but they require different technologies and procedures.
For Hard Matrix Antifouling and Dual Resin Paints: Do Not use metal, plastic or wood scrapers, or sandpaper or steel wool. Instead use soft cloth or fleece mitts. If using Scrubber pads are needed, use only White Light Duty Cleaning Pads.
For Polishing, Ablative and Copolymer Paints: Do Not use metal, plastic or wood scrapers or abrasives (sandpaper/steel wool). Use soft cloth or a fleece mitt.
For Biocide-Free Foul-Release Coating: Again use a soft cloth or fleece mitt and NO scrapers or abrasives. If required, use a Scotch-Brite™ White Light Duty Pad or Ultra-Fine Hand Pad 7448 (gray).
Note: The EPA has allowed copper to be used in antifouling paints and declared safe for the environment and for boat users when used as directed.
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