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Painting shaft strut

Can I paint the shaft strut with bottom paint? Right now it is just bare metal.
Do I need to use a metal primer or can I just apply bottom paint.
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Bonding

Paint it, and bond it to the common bond ground. It's still going to get covered with marine growth anyway but at least you will have slowed the barnacles down a little.
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Sail268, there is a product called propspeed, made for what you are doing. It is very expensive but also very effective. Info about it is here:
http://www.propspeedusa.com/faqs.htm

If you do elect to use it, instruct the divers who clean your bottom to never use anything more abrasive than a diaper to wipe of any growth that may accumulate (there won't be much)

I applied this 8 months ago to the monster running gear on the big motor yacht I work on and the diver who cleans the bottom only ever wipes off a bit of slime once in a while.
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