Copper has been used as anti-fouling for wooden boats for centuries, and even HMS Victory had a copper hull.

200 years and counting…

decayingCopper has been used as anti-fouling for wooden boats for centuries, and even HMS Victory had a copper hull. But in recent years copper has been neglected as an anti-foul solution because of the difficulty of applying it to modern materials.

Now copper is back, thanks to a new anti-fouling product called Cuprotect – and manufacturers Ecosea are offering a 10% discount to mbmclub.co.uk readers to celebrate Trafalgar week.

Cuprotect is guaranteed to prevent bio-fouling for five years, and is intended to last over 10. Applied by professional installers, it is made of particles of copper nickel alloy that are sprayed on to a bed of epoxy resins.

Cuprotect provides a highly durable, very effective and extremely environmentally friendly surface. It contains no dangerous substances such as tributyltins (TBTs), organotins, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), nor any other toxic compounds.

PortsideTo book your boat for Cuprotect anti-fouling, call Simon Goodswen of Ecosea Wessex in Poole (07766 808778) and Mike Doherty of Shackles Marine in Cowes on the Isle of Wight (07983 550561), or Ecosea themselves in Southampton (02380 336636). Place your order between 27 June and 1 July inclusive and quote ‘MBM’ to receive a 10% discount.

For more details see http://www.eco-sea.com