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with all honesty the best method is useage...if that cant happen these other things will help at least prolong the heavy fouling

there was a thread a while ago offering numerous methods for props here

everything from beeswax, to grease to antifouling to pepper spray etc

nothing will beat useage...and thats a fact.

when cruising it just becomes a weekly or monthly maintenance things, basically anytime you have a swim take your gear down and do a little cleaning

having said that I would always mitigate the first growths anytime I hauled out by applying a small brush to the prop of antifouling

I like the idea of the petite spray...
 

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Petit Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier 1792 - Spray Cans .... does wonders in keeping barnacles off the running gear
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I wonder(given the zinc content) wether cold galvaniszing spray in a can for trailers and stuff, would offer some of the same benefiits for those of us that dont have access to these kinds of products?

i used the galvanising paint for my iron keel as a primer to spot paint, and later primed and antifouled

which is better than simply painting over bare iron...however I didnt put anything on the prop this time:)
 

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yup...no way around it if you dont use it regularly

I just scraped my bottom after only 4 months or so since new paint, places already had barnacles and weeds and stuff...

warm murky estuary water grows like crazy!

peace
 
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