The Antifouling System of the Future
Antifouling has always been a loathed aspect of a boat owner’s experience. It is a time-consuming, lengthy process, which is not enjoyable to many. Traditionally, it consists of scrapping off last season’s paint and applying multiple new coats of paint, taking a good portion of one’s devotion, patience, time and, of course, money. Painting and re-painting of the boat can even be dangerous if done by an unskilled person as the paint often consists of highly toxic substances. While this technique is rarely regarded as fun or completely safe, it is crucial for a regular and preventative maintenance of the boat as well as its ultimate performance, so the majority of boat owners choose to do it regularly. Luckily, new technology has developed new, less tedious approaches to this traditional type of antifouling. Electronic antifouling, also known as ultrasonic antifouling is one of such contemporary, modernized techniques. Electronic antifouling is fundamentally less tiresome than antifouling with paint and it saves more money. Particularly its easy usage is the biggest benefit of electronic antifouling. What makes ultrasonic antifouling possible is the ultrasound, which produces regular vibrations which prevent the hull of the boat from becoming a suitable environment for algae, barnacles and other small sea creatures that are often found there. The result is a clear and clean surface, which enables high efficiency of the vessel as well as prevents the destruction of materials. Regular purchases of paint are thus substituted for a single initial investment, which implements reduced costs in the long run. Ultrasonic antifouling is thus a very welcome device in the world of Nautica as it makes antifouling less stressful, more effective and cheaper. This antifouling system of the future unites revolutionary out-of-the-box thinking with established, already widely used technology of an ultrasound.