Er Coppercoat sin metal værd?
21. april 2010
Two weeks ago Jayson Kenny and I visited Cobb’s Quay Marina in Poole to check on three boats he and I originally painted with our Coppercoat multi-season anti-fouling way back in the winter of 1993/4. I am delighted to report that all three are performing faultlessly some 17 years on! The Coppercoat applied all those years ago looks as good as new and we see no reason why the owners should not benefit from at least a further 5 years of first class anti-fouling protection.
When we opened our first office in Cobb’s Quay in 1993 and explained that we were launching an anti-foul that would last for at least 10 years, most boat owners were highly sceptical. Thankfully some brave souls understood the chemistry behind our product and took the plunge. From these pictures you can see how pleased these owners are now!
By not having to anti-foul their boats each season the owners of these boats have saved themselves thousands of Pounds over the years, and have not had to waste a day of each year, roller in hand, re-applying conventional anti-foul. The downside for us of this longevity is of course that our repeat business cycle is somewhat protracted. It should be at least another 5 years before we can try and sell any more Coppercoat to these particular boat owners. If you like the thought of using Coppercoat and consequently not having to re-anti-foul your boat for the next 10 to 20 years, please contact us for a quotation.
Coppercoat kunde kontakter os efter 17 år
7. april 2010
Som du sikkert kan forestille dig er det svært at holde kontakt til de kunder som var blandt de første der brugte Coppercoat tilbage i starten af 90'erne. Derfor er det med største fornøjelse at vi modtog følende mail fra Bob og Ann som bundbehandlede deres Albin Vega 27 i 1993.
You may remember that we spoke to you at the London Boat Show in January about our experience with Coppercoat on our 27ft Albin Vega. You asked us to send you some photos of the hull over the years. Unfortunately we cannot easily find a number of the pictures from some of the intervening years as they are stored away in boxes in the loft. However, I have some showing our application of Copperbot in 1993 and one after the first season, one 10 years on and one at the present time, 17 years on.
Initially, I was concerned that we had made a sensible decision in moving from the standard antifouling to this new product, but time has proved what a great choice we made. The time and expense that we have subsequently saved over the years has been substantial and we have been delighted with the product. It was guaranteed for 5 years in 1993, with an expectation of 10 years, so we are more than pleased to still be going with the original application 17 years on, with only a rub with wet and dry last year to refresh the surface. During this period we have sailed extensively around the West Coast of Scotland and over to Ireland.
I look forward to seeing you next year at the Boat Show.
Best wishes Yours sincerely
Bob and Ann
Coppercoat påført 1993