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post #23 of Old 05-20-2013
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Re: Prop size for 4-107

I've been using a hard bottom paint such as tridad on my max prop for over 20 years with pretty good results. However, it's important to prep the prop properly before application. Besides removing all the prior paint from the prop and getting it nice and shiney again, I etch it prior to putting the underwater metal primer(thin coats) and then two thin coats of the bottom paint. It takes me almost a full day doing this although I'm also taking the prop apart and repacking with grease as part this ordeal. I'm able to keep the boat in the water 2 to 3 years between haul outs and maybe dive once on the boat during that time to remove a few barnicles from the prop. Good Luck in getting the right prop.
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