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Re: Prop and propshaft antifouling
Honestly, I've never found anything that will stay on a prop if you use it frequently. In Oz we chromed our props on the sportfishing boats, mainly to attract fish, but as chrome is pretty slippery stuff and we ran 6 or 7 days a week, often at 20+ knots, I thought the props would remain growth free. No such luck.
So, as I have been doing since 1969, I just clean up my running gear really well and paint it with the regular bottom paint, and when it wears off, it's worn off, and that's why we bought a Sea Breathe deck snorkel.
A factory rep prepped and painted the running gear with Prop Speed one year, but we didn't find it any more effective or long-lasting than bottom paint, so we don't use it.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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