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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
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If you're noticing a lack of barnacles, it's because they've all taken up residence on my prop
Other boats at our pier have had massive mussel growth on unpainted things like swim ladders, props, etc.

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If you're noticing a lack of barnacles, it's because they've all taken up residence on my prop
Ditto!!! Too cold to dive on it so I'm thinking about a short haul somewhere just to scrape the prop.

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Ditto!!! Too cold to dive on..
That's what dry suits are for.. 😉
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A checkbook is simpler and more effective...
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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


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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.

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Used propglide last year, cousin to prop speed.
I'm considering PropGlide. Any comments on how it worked for you?

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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.

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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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