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04-06-2008 12:40 PM
camaraderie Bob...I think he is referring to the clear go-fast liquid they USED to sell that I also used on the bottom of my Rib dingly. It was removed from the shelves for problems reported but apparently has re-appeared as a bottom wax now.
Overton's - Super Slick Boat Bottom Wax 16 oz.
04-06-2008 08:20 AM
sailingdog Sail_net4Bob-

Please check the dates before replying to a thread. As SR has pointed out, this is a dead thread... As for painting your prop, it reallly would help if you said what the prop was made of, and what kind of boat it was on. Also, I highly recommend you read the post in my signature...
04-06-2008 03:17 AM
Stillraining Bob looks like you have been a member for a while...but this thread is 6 years old...I'v not been around very long but I dont recall this posters name...Sorry I dont know your answer either..
04-06-2008 12:28 AM
Sail_net4bob
proposing to paint prop

My Question is to MSam:

Was the wax that you put on you propeller a wax or a liquid? Do you remember any thing more about the name, brand, etc?
04-09-2002 01:50 PM
tappers
proposing to paint prop

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. I''ve decided to give the prop a season au naturel, if that''s the way it''s spelt.
I''ll let you know what happens at the next haulout.
The interference thing is still a puzzle, along with 99% of the rest of the universe.

Thanks again.

Tappers
04-08-2002 06:54 PM
colehankins
proposing to paint prop

I am wondering about the interference also. I dont think it is sparks due to the prop being bronze. Could it be when the screw driver comes in contact with the prop it changes the ground configuration of the chassis??? Are you grounding yourself to the screwdriver and including your 600 or so ohms? I dunno

cole
04-07-2002 06:02 PM
Peter_pan
proposing to paint prop

I got tired of scrapping shellfish off of my prop and shaft. I painted it. I paint my brass rudders and the stainless cav plates too. Those pesky critters cause alot more loss of effeciency than any amount of paint does. My props are 30 years old and there still fine. The guy that had the boat before me painted them too. How is it that constant and often scraping with steel wool and sharp scrapers arn''t any more hazardous to them than a little supposed reaction with the metal in the paint?
Need to know more about the circumstances with the radio.
Paint away!
Ole Pete
04-07-2002 05:11 PM
loki
proposing to paint prop

Don''t paint the prop. You will reduce the efficiency by making a rougher surface and you run the risk of causing corrosion damage by the anti-fouling metal in the paint being cathodic to your bronze propeller. Bronze is an ideal material for underwater, it doesn''t need protection. Look at the propellers of commercial vessels-no paint.
Charlie
04-07-2002 11:09 AM
MSam
proposing to paint prop

I''ve had very good luck with an liquid antifouling wax. Just apply it with a rag at least 24 hours before you are going to put the boat in the water. Did a great job for the entire season. Also, much cheaper and easier than painting.

I can''t remember the name of the stuff I use, but it''s readily available at West Marine or Boat US.

Good luck!

MS
04-07-2002 06:39 AM
SHIMSHON
proposing to paint prop

I have gone bare and have also used a two part system on my prop and quite frankly the only difference that I have noticed is the additional expense and labor.
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