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Spring prep product recommendations

I see that the marine outlets are starting their spring sales, so I'm making my list of "must haves", and "would like". I would be interested in product recommendations as well as other ideas to add to the list.
The first thing I need is anti-fouling. I am located in the NE (RI/MA/ME) so it's not too warm, and it's salt water. For the hull I have always used Micron. Originally CSC and recently Extra and I want to stay with ablative.
As I got disabled and lost a day of my vacation last year due to a fouled prop (first time that's ever happened), I wanted to try some anti-fouling on the prop. Also, I now leave the inflatable dinghy in the water all season, so that too needs anti-fouling treatment.

I have no experience with the last two, and would love to hear what people have tried. What works, what doesn't?

On the "would like" side, I have tank monitor (waste, water, fuel) and battery monitor. Recommendations?

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Try Pettit Barnacle Barrier Zinc Spray for the prop.
http://www.pettitpaint.com/fileshare...ds/1179320.pdf
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This was what I was looking at as my first choice for the prop.
Interestingly, other than the products name, none of the product info makes any claims to prevent fouling (unlike bottom paint info).

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It doesn't prevent, it reduces, but in my experience, where the paint was properly applied (read the can carefully) I've had no barnacles, slim, nothing, nada, zilch...

I'll take a pic when we pull the boat next week to change zincs, it will have been sitting still since December 28th and applied about a year earlier
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On the hull antifouling, I'm using Interlux Micron Extra. Anyone know if it is detrimental to sand to 80 grit and then leave for 4 weeks before painting - or should sanding directly precede painting?

Now equipped with the Petit stuff for the prop - we'll see how she fares...

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Bill,
I would not leave it 4 weeks and then paint it. You are going to have dirt, oxidation, etc that the paint will not adhere to as well. You can do the brunt of the sanding. leave it, then do a light scuffing immediately before painting. Or just wait and do it all at once.
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Yeah, thats what I thought. I'm installing new transducers and had to grind the area to lay some cloth - got bored of looking at the dirty hull and got carried away... Half the hull is now ready, but I can't paint it because of the glass work required
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What about transducers and bottom paint?

We have the kind with a spinning paddle wheel for speed, and then a flat one for depth. (Display is Raymarine. The paddle wheel one was a third party that makes speed/temp transducers for Raymarine. Not sure about the other one,)

The paddle wheel gets lots of barnacles.

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The paddle wheel gets lots of barnacles.

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have you ever tried applying a little Vaseline to the wheel?
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