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Old 13-07-2010, 14:44   #1
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Here in NZ. Do any of you launch owners use propspeed on the propeller? The golden syrupy paint. Or any other product to stop growth?
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Had it applied in Whangarei.
Works like a charm, exactly as advertised.
It is critical that you apply it according to instructions. Not difficult to do, but very important.
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Not in NZ, but accross the Tasman in Tasmania. We have used Propspeed. The first time it was applied, the results were excellent. Almost 3 years of very very little growth at all on shaft and prop. We had it reapplied about 6 months ago, and already we have almost no PropSpeed left, and lots of growth. I have been told before that it requires very particular application, and our experience seems to illustrate this.
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Best thing we've found. Only problem is that you don't seem to be able to buy it to apply yourself. Paying somebody else to do the job is expensive.
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Best thing we've found. Only problem is that you don't seem to be able to buy it to apply yourself. Paying somebody else to do the job is expensive.
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West Marine sells it openly in their catalog... FWIW.

Bit of a shipping difficulty in getting it here to Oz, though!

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Yes. It does a good job, but as mentioned, application process is important.

It's also important to keep it in good shape - once you get a ding in it, or a bit comes off, it's a slippery slope and the rest follows fairly quickly. Be sure to tell your diver, or whomever is cleaning the bottom of the boat, to take good care while cleaning the running gear for this very reason.

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Had prop speed applied in Opua. Expensive and only lasted about 6 months. Heard an old cruiser tell me that a sharpie when applied to a clean prop kept off fouling. When I hauled in North Carolina I drew a shamrock on one of the props and I can still see shamrock as clean bronze. It is no longer black but no growth in that area when rest of prop covered in hair while in the Virgins. Over a year since I hauled.
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Or any other product to stop growth?
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In Oz, I have used it for a few years now - best out there

Have not applied it myself (multi-part process) and it is not cheap - but better than a quick dive for a prop scrape in winter

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