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Re: barnacles on prop, shaft

I will be curious how the Pettit Zinc Coat works this year, seems the barnacles are the worst ever!?
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Re: barnacles on prop, shaft

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I will be curious how the Pettit Zinc Coat works this year, seems the barnacles are the worst ever!?
I hear nothing is working effectively... I'm using both Prop Speed and Pettit Zink Coat..fowling up on all surfaces that where prepped with both products..

I dive on my bottom weekly..
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I will be curious how the Pettit Zinc Coat works this year, seems the barnacles are the worst ever!?
When I hauled out here in FL in March 2012 the yard personnel couldn't believe the condition of the prop after 21 months in the water. I coated it in Rock Hall, MD in April of 2010 with 3 or so coats of the Petit Zinc Coat. When hauled here last year it was nearly free of barnacles. The bottom paint was also very clean as well. Next haulout, I'll take a picture of the prop.
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Re: barnacles on prop, shaft

I talked to our diver today. He said this year they are seeing a new smaller barnacle in the Chesapeake mid/ north areas. It has really been a crazy year for them evidently. We have slowed to 5.5 under power so he is diving on us next week,
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I talked to our diver today. He said this year they are seeing a new smaller barnacle in the Chesapeake mid/ north areas. It has really been a crazy year for them evidently. We have slowed to 5.5 under power so he is diving on us next week,
Darn arthropods have probably developed an appetite for zinc!
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Re: barnacles on prop, shaft

I had a hard time getting decent speed under power this weekend. I already knew the bottom was getting fouled but now it seems to have hit the prop big time too. I used the Pettit spray back in April. With divers not allowed at my marina, I'll just be slow for another few weeks until getting hauled out just before our big trip in August.
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Darn arthropods have probably developed an appetite for zinc!
If that's the case, we're running out of alternatives! Everyone will have to go to dry sailing or lifts.
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Re: barnacles on prop, shaft

I've also had luck in the past few years with Pettit Zinc Coat Barnacle Barrier - but not this year.
Had to dive the prop this past weekend and it was pretty well fouled.
Didn't take too long to scrape off the critters (must be a hardy bunch this season).
A few years ago, before using the Pettit Zinc Coat Barnacle Barrier I also tried the vaseline trick which worked fairly well.
Maybe both next year?
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Re: barnacles on prop, shaft

Maybe both is right. Now I am going to have to dive and see whats up this weekend.
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Re: barnacles on prop, shaft

or is it this one? LOL
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