What to use to clean the prop?? - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 38 Old 05-25-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 559
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Perhaps if you could figure a way to get some water flowing past the prop when under way it might not foul so badly. Just a suggestion.

bob
gettin' closer

Last edited by cockeyedbob; 05-25-2007 at 11:26 AM.
cockeyedbob is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 38 Old 05-25-2007 Thread Starter
.
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 10,851
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
Quote:
Originally Posted by cockeyedbob
Perhaps if you could figure a way to get some water flowing past the prop when under way it might not foul so badly. Just a suggestion.
Now this is one post I did not understand.....what do you mean water flowing???
Giulietta is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 38 Old 05-25-2007
Senior Member
 
CalypsoP35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 330
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fstbttms
"Clear anti fouling paint"? That's a new one on me.
It's made for lower sections of outboards. It's not bottom paint.
CalypsoP35 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 38 Old 05-25-2007
I don't discuss my member
 
Fstbttms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,323
Thanks: 7
Thanked 33 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giulietta
Now this is one post I did not understand.....what do you mean water flowing???
He's making a joke. He means "Maybe if you sailed the boat more often..."
Fstbttms is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #15 of 38 Old 05-25-2007
I don't discuss my member
 
Fstbttms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,323
Thanks: 7
Thanked 33 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalypsoP35
It's made for lower sections of outboards. It's not bottom paint.
OK, got it. Still don't think it comes in a "clear" finish.
Fstbttms is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #16 of 38 Old 05-25-2007
Senior Member
 
christyleigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: North Brookfield, Mass.
Posts: 935
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fstbttms
OK, got it. Still don't think it comes in a "clear" finish.
Made by Tempo, but discontinued a couple years ago. I used it for years on different boats with bronze props with ok....... results... usually under 20 barnicles and not much other crud for our 6 month season.

Stan
'Christy Leigh'
NC 331
Wickford/Narragansett Bay RI
christyleigh is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #17 of 38 Old 05-25-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 376
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Rapid loss of zinc sends a message. What mix of metals do you have?
Goodnewsboy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #18 of 38 Old 05-25-2007
Seņor Member
 
TrueBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,858
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
     
Giu - If not yet done, and as I mentioned in the other thread, I would advise you install a galvanic isolator in your shore power connection. There appears to be some serious pitting of the saildrive's aluminum casing and excessive zinc loss due to electrolysis, and/or galvanic reaction. Aluminum and zinc are both less noble metals than the bronze prop.

True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
TrueBlue is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #19 of 38 Old 05-25-2007
Seņor Member
 
TrueBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,858
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
     
This ProMariner Zinc Saver, a galvanic isolator, is what I installed on my boat a few years ago. Prior to that, the 40 mm prop shaft zinc anode would completely dissolve before season's end. At most, I now only lose about 25% of it at year's end.


True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
TrueBlue is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #20 of 38 Old 05-25-2007 Thread Starter
.
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 10,851
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
CEB......my boat sails more in one year than most boats here in 3 years, believe me...but was stopped still for almost 2 months when the boom broke. That is when it got dirty... and when the boom arrived I went sailing rtaher than fixing it....

The zincs are coming out a new ones installed, I guess I'll have to replace them more often. These are from early march 2006, so been in water for a year and 2 months. So they paid their dues...

My original question is what to use to clean the prop so it does not get damaged on cleaning...you know...what brush etc. I want to do it myself...then...what to put on it, because the barnacle slow me down.

Christyleigh, I called Westmarine and they said the clear anti vegetative they had for outboard was removed because it had some weird bad chemical, but I bought a can of Propspeed kit, and will try it. Its is expensive though.

Goodnews, I did not understand what you mean by mix of metals. Please explain. I have the bronze Gori Prop, and the saildrive column...these are all standard materials in the industry..
Giulietta is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prop walk with a Max Prop ikent Gear & Maintenance 19 06-05-2011 08:32 PM
Zincs for Sail Prop feathering prop jrbarn Gear & Maintenance 4 09-20-2006 10:40 AM
Max prop on a saildrive levenezia Gear & Maintenance 16 09-20-2006 12:07 AM
Choosing the Right Propeller Sue & Larry Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 02-04-2003 07:00 PM
Choosing a Prop Sue & Larry Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 12-24-2001 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome