SailNet Community - View Single Post - Never a Gori prop again!
View Single Post
  #13  
Old 12-17-2010
Jeff_H's Avatar
Jeff_H Jeff_H is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,579
Thanks: 5
Thanked 95 Times in 71 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
Having had a boat with a Gori Prop, I would have to agree in part with the poster in assigning some blame to Gori.

For the most part, even in warm salt water areas like Florida, the zincs on my boats have generally lasted at least a year. My current boat has a martec and conventional shaft; and although I swap them out regularly as a preventative measure, the zincs will typically last close to two years here on the mid-Chesapeake.

But, the zincs used with Gori props tended to be thinner and have less metal in them and so seem to have a very short lifespan. On my last boat typically less than a year here on the Chesapeake and so I would expect much less in full salinity water.

But unless Gori advised someone of this in advance there would be no way of knowing to expect such as short lifespan out of their zincs and so as the OP pointed out, this is a serious design flaw. That said, from what I gather I don't believe that Flex-o-fold is any better.

With regards to YachtDivers comments, to partially quote him, "anybody that thinks no zinc should ever last more than 90-120 days is an idiot and has no idea of what they are talking about." But of course that did not stop him from spouting off without bothering to read the post.

Jeff
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay and part-time purveyor of marine supplies

Last edited by Jeff_H; 12-17-2010 at 04:26 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook