Does Ultrasonic Antifouling Work?

GPS, Sonor, Radar, Fish Finder, etc. Discuss electronics installation and upgrades.
Post Reply
Old School
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 75
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:44 am
Home Port: NY,NY

Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:36 pm

I'm new to the south and to say the least am intimidated by hull marine growth.
From what I'm told I have to have a diver clean my hull at least every two months.
I've seen ultrasonic systems that you use in addition to bottom paint that are supposed to work.
The cost on a 31 would be about $3000. $2k for the unit and glass work because of the cored hull.
It's $100 every time the diver goes down so the payback is there, not to speak of the lost fuel between cleanings.

Does anyone have experience with these systems?

User avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1270
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:28 pm
Home Port: Portsmouth, UK
Location: Bordon, UK

Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:34 am

I've heard of people using it here in U.K. Waters with great success. I have also seen first hand result with silicon anti foul which amazed me. The only issue with the silicon is many yards won't lift your boat here as boats have been known to slip out of the slings on the crane!
Fisher Price 2
Hull Number AUL28489L900
Yanmar 6LP-STE
Built in Portsmouth RI, USA - Berthed in Portsmouth Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 90
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:24 pm
Home Port: Seaford, Virginia
Location: Seaford, Virginia

Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:20 pm

Anyone have any updates or more information on this subject? Seems like a great idea, I just don't know if it actually works.

Post Reply

Return to “Electronics”

  • Information
  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest