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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.

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I got myself a new schock today as I lifted the boat to replace the propeller: most of the cone on the propshaft was gone. I have put some more pics at my page: http://www.geocities.com/haffiman37/index.html
I even put both the prop and shaft at display in the entrance of my marina with a big warning sign. I have some 500 sailing yachts coming by for fuel etc every year, might be interesting to hear their comments.
Sorry dude ANY prop would have been eaten alive with your lack of maintenance. I have NO CLUE where you get the idea that a zinc should last a one year service interval as the interval is 100% dependent upon where you store your boat and how fast your local conditions eat them. I have seen zincs gone in 45 days and some last 7-8 months but it all depends upon where you are and how hot your marina is. This is NOT Gori's problem..

Gori should sue you especially if your are this clueless about maintaining your own vessel and then trying to blame the manufacturer for your own lack of maintenance.

No sympathy from me. One year...? Really? I agree with Gori even though I am not a big fan of their props. CHANGE YOUR ZINCS MORE REGULARLY OR FIND A NEW LOCATION!!!
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I installed a Kiwi prop on my Hunter and I'm pleased with the overall performance. There are claims of a 0.5 to 1.0 knot increase in sailing speed. I have no corrosion issues and more control when docking.
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Unfortunately, a lot of people fail to do proper maintenance and then blame the gear....for the problems they run into.

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Sorry dude ANY prop would have been eaten alive with your lack of maintenance. I have NO CLUE where you get the idea that a zinc should last a one year service interval as the interval is 100% dependent upon where you store your boat and how fast your local conditions eat them. I have seen zincs gone in 45 days and some last 7-8 months but it all depends upon where you are and how hot your marina is. This is NOT Gori's problem..

Gori should sue you especially if your are this clueless about maintaining your own vessel and then trying to blame the manufacturer for your own lack of maintenance.

No sympathy from me. One year...? Really? I agree with Gori even though I am not a big fan of their props. CHANGE YOUR ZINCS MORE REGULARLY OR FIND A NEW LOCATION!!!
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Unfortunately, a lot of people fail to do proper maintenance and then blame the gear....for the problems they run into.
Agreed. If the OP let his boat go a year without checking his zincs, he has no one to blame but himself.
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Old thread or no, still a good topic. How long your zincs last varies tremendously and the OP was off base in blaming Gori for his lack of maintenance. We can go about one year on the zincs on the sailboat but the zincs on the outdrive on the crab boat need to be replaced about every four months and the little zinc on the Autoprop on our last sailboat was gone in about six months. It's just common sense to check the zincs every couple of months on a different prop or in a new marina.
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