SeaJet Shogun Antifouling

My relationship with Seajet goes back to its first arrival on the UK market. In those days I was sailing a big pilot cutter with a bottom the size of a tennis court. Like most heavy-displacement boats she was harder to keep clean underneath than today’s fin-keelers and it used to drive me nuts. I don’t know why these craft should foul up so badly, but you can take it from me that they do. I suspect it’s because the softer turn to the bilge which confers such a lovely motion allows more sunlight to reach the bits that count. Nothing, you see, comes for free in this life.
Anyway, my relationship with antifouling had been a catalogue of disappointment since the banning of TBT and good old mercury-based Kobe until, one day around ten years back, my old mate Phil Davies who worked for Marine Industrial, suggested I try Seajet. It’s made, he pointed out, by Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd (CMP) who’ve been in the game for a hundred years, so they should know. I took his advice and it worked so much better than anything else I’d tried that I’ve never looked back.
Now that I have a relatively modern yacht, Seajet’s performance is better still. They even supply it in odd colours such as the green that suits Constance so well.
The spaceman in the picture is me, believe it or not, about to lay on the Seajet at Bucklers Hard in Spring 2015. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it!