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Mud Hen #69, Mad Hatter
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I've used hard insulator wax with good results. I would think grease would be short-lived on a prop. It's surprising how much friction there is from water & sediment on a prop. I guess it all depends on how much you motor vs. sail.
 

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Mud Hen #69, Mad Hatter
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That's the very stuff. I'm a freshwater sailor. Back in the 90's we were having a terrible time with zebra mussels and I had a 24 foot yawl that had an outboard well thet didn't allow the motor to swing out of the water. The insulator wax worked to keep the slime and mussels off (they'd get started, but after a bit of sailing or motoring they'd slough off). A little goes a long way - I mostly use it now on the depth transducer and the knotmeter paddles.

 
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