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Re: Bottom paint on prop
Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria
Do nothing, that sounds ideal. I might actually do just that, we don't seem to have high growth of critters in our marina, my dinghy was in the water all last summer with no protection and only had half a dozen tiny barnacles on it. Weed and slime seems to be more of an issue.
Exactly.. we just hauled, about 13 months since cleaning/zincs.. the paint on the hull was about done, (2 years old) but the prop and shaft were mostly clean, 2 or 3 small barnies on the prop and shaft, some kind of scale on the shaft, and the zincs were still over half there. I was pleased.
All we do is polish the shaft and prop prior to splashing.
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