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peterlsmith 12-12-2018 10:53 AM

Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
 
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Originally Posted by willyd (Post 2051569332)
I wonder if the lack of barnacle action has something to do with the explosion of false mussels that we've had. On our pier, the barnacles are covered with an inch or two of mussel growth, and I too have had no problem with barnacles on my hull. I'd like to say it's my choice of paint, but I doubt that.

If you're noticing a lack of barnacles, it's because they've all taken up residence on my prop :eek

willyd 12-12-2018 10:55 AM

Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by peterlsmith (Post 2051569356)
If you're noticing a lack of barnacles, it's because they've all taken up residence on my prop :eek

Other boats at our pier have had massive mussel growth on unpainted things like swim ladders, props, etc.

gstraub 12-12-2018 02:30 PM

Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by peterlsmith (Post 2051569356)
If you're noticing a lack of barnacles, it's because they've all taken up residence on my prop :eek

Ditto!!! Too cold to dive on it so I'm thinking about a short haul somewhere just to scrape the prop.

Gerhard

aa3jy 12-12-2018 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by gstraub (Post 2051569418)

Ditto!!! Too cold to dive on..

That's what dry suits are for.. 😉

gstraub 12-12-2018 05:01 PM

Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
 
A checkbook is simpler and more effective...

chef2sail 12-12-2018 10:50 PM

Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
 
Good bottom paint and prop speed . Plus a diver.
Our bottom and prop were put to winter hibernation clean as whistle

T37Chef 12-29-2018 09:06 PM

Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
 
I might think today was the last sail of 2018... Great SOG in 15 to 20 knots and no one around. Chilly but not uncomfortable. We'll see if New Years day allows for a sail... Would be a nice start to 2019... Cheers... Happy New Year to all sailors.

TakeFive 12-31-2018 04:23 PM

Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chef2sail (Post 2051461762)
Used propglide last year, cousin to prop speed.

I'm considering PropGlide. Any comments on how it worked for you?

Quote:

Originally Posted by chef2sail (Post 2051461762)
Interested in hearing reports back if the bottom paint layer extends the barrier coat. Just wondering whether the ablative layer I use we couldn't just flush off with the prop spinning. Report back in results

I considered trying bottom paint on the prop last spring but chickened out due to concerns over galvanic corrosion. However, as far as its effectiveness, the areas where flushes off generally stay clean due tothe shear. Hub, shaft, strut, and nut, where 95% of the hard stuff grows, would probably retain the paint, right where you need it most.

But I can't get past the corrosion concern. My strut is glassed in and not removable, and if I did anything to dezincify it I'd be in a world of hurt. All of a sudden manually scraping doesn't sound like such a pain.

T37Chef 12-31-2018 07:04 PM

Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
 
Pettits Barnacle Zinc Paint says applying antifoul over it is fine... But as I learned, use a hard paint not ablative. ;)


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