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I need a new prop anyway so Im going with SS this time and Im thinking Im changing out the thru hulls to the new plastic stuff, the exact name eludes me at this time. That should solve most of my issues.
Copper on bronze sounds like a bad idea but I will look into the mare Isle paint. Thanks all for the input.
Do they make stainless props that are intended for full time immersion? Or are they something like aquamet shaft material?

FWIW, that propspeed stuff really does work exactly as promised. I have it on the 36" four blade bronze wheels and 3' shafts at work and we haven't moved much lately. The diver consistently tells me that he is wiping them with a diaper but there is no growth.
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Reading this post caused me to have a look at my outboard that stays in a well and as such is constantly submerged. I've used Interlux Trilux 33 over the years with good success, but this year, my prop and outdrive are a mess! Lots of barnacles and about an inch of fuzzy stuff. It's not terribly easy, but I took the motor off and scraped and scrubbed, but I've never seen it such a mess. Is anybody seeing increased barnacle and slime activity in the Annapolis area?

PS, a couple of years ago I got a power boat to keep the sailboat company. A friend talked me into getting a lift. At the time, I was reluctant due to the cost, but now it seems like the best money I've spent. I hope to get one for the sailboat one day.
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Do they make stainless props that are intended for full time immersion? Or are they something like aquamet shaft material?

FWIW, that propspeed stuff really does work exactly as promised. I have it on the 36" four blade bronze wheels and 3' shafts at work and we haven't moved much lately. The diver consistently tells me that he is wiping them with a diaper but there is no growth.
I dont know of any SS props that are not made for full time immersion. F/V Wildcard has two 26 inch SS props that are in the water all the time. OK they WERE in the water all the time when the boat was in the water. I never had growth issues but they were run 4-6 times a week.
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