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What Is This Monster??

Well I dove in Portugal and took a photo of this monster.....

What is it???




Just kidding....I started this thread to show you a saildrive prop, under the water, as I took these pictures when I dove to check the zincs and clean the saildrive (no antifouling there).

Before...some growth of 3 months



The Yanmar and Gori Prop Zincs in still very good condition..






Prop open...

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Nice underwater pictures, I love saildrives, my previous boat had a saildrive, they are much smoother than a shaft driven boat. The water in Portugal looks to be nice and clear, in the Chesapeake you have to get within inches of your prop to see it
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Alex, do you use Scotchbrite pads in the water? I find them very good at getting the minor goo off the prop (I have a Gori in the other boat...very nice prop!) during the season.
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How do you keep the folding prop free enough to open/close easily, without being fouled by barnacles and other growth? Do you (or anyone) know of a grease that can be applied underwater to keep the prop opening easily?
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Lanocote or anhydrous lanolin might do the trick.

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How do you keep the folding prop free enough to open/close easily, without being fouled by barnacles and other growth? Do you (or anyone) know of a grease that can be applied underwater to keep the prop opening easily?
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Val... I use scotch brite to clean the saildrive and the prop.

Frank...I never had problems with them getting stuck open or closed...I use nothing...I believe that the centrifugal force is so great that even a stuck prop will open. Best remedy for this is use.
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Gui, do you use any bottom paint on your boat? I remember the first time you posted about the torpedo being painted your hull was totally white...

Or am I just not aware of white bottom paint you use?
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I use the white Jotun Racing paint with Teflon. A little bit more expensive than regular paint, but worth it.

However it has less anti fouling capabilities than regular paint, but allows scrubbing under water and pressure washing.
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Where is the speed wheel mounted?


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