SailNet Community banner

copper

  1. Will this hurt my prop/shaft?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    The barnacles were terrible last summer in the Chesapeake Bay (actually Potomac River). I used Barnacle Barrier on the prop/shaft, our boat sat in her slip for almost a month, I didn't clean the prop/shaft during that time, and they were so encrusted that I could only go 2 knots at 2400 RPM. I...
  2. Homemade Permanent(?) Dinghy Paint

    Gear & Maintenance
    Having goten tired of scraping goo off my Dyer dinghy's bottom, and realizing that metallic copper inhibits marine growth, I made my own bottom paint for less than $30. (Not as simple as just buying some bottom paint, but a lot more fun and interesting). Since putting copper powder INTO a...
Top