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Old 11-02-2019, 20:25   #31
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Re: Alternatives to propspeed.

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After using the Velox Plus which gave an exceedingly poor result I have bitten the bullet and reverted to Propspeed. It is the the only thing thing that works in our water conditions on Lake Macquarie, NSW. A friend also used Velox Plus on his prop and was similarly unimpressed. Heís a Propspeed man now also.
Have also used another product in the past called PellerClean. That wasnít much chop either.
I still havenít tried sex with the prop yet, too dodgy for my liking.
A clean prop is a good prop, a barnacled one just isnít!!
Wise man indeed. I tried the wax alternative, better than nothing, for a very short while then very regular hand cleaning of the prop.
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Old 11-02-2019, 21:02   #32
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I still haven’t tried sex with the prop yet
When you do, be sure that you and the prop understand each other... right hand or left hand screw? Failure to do so can result in severe cross threading!

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Old 12-02-2019, 04:44   #33
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When you do, be sure that you and the prop understand each other... right hand or left hand screw? Failure to do so can result in severe cross threading!

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No worries there Jim Iím not likely to ever get luvvy duvvy with the prop itís far to cutting for my tender sensibilities no matter which way you screw it!
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I've not known anyone that has had much success with PropSpeed, including myself. We had a "certified" yard apply it and most of it pealed and the rest fouled. It took me forever to get a refund from the manufacturer and got nothing from the yard. Chuck

Iíve had it applied twice. The first time it lasted for over two years and never got any fouling on it at all. The second time it was applied by the same guy (and I watched him do it) and most of it peeled right off with months. I think the freshness of one or more of the components is important.
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