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Old 26-08-2011, 11:55   #1
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Antifouling My Prop


I anti foul my Cole Nantucket Islander each year myself. Everytime I bring my boat up for antifouling I am told by the local tradesmen that I need to have PropSpeed applied to my prop to keep it clean. I am told that the water turbulence around the prop means my normal ablative anti foul that I use on the hull wouldn't stand up. Makes sense I guess? PropSpeed is a proprietory application that only licensed people can use so you can't do it yourself and it costs an arm and a leg. Does anyone know of an antifoul product that I can apply and will keep the prop clean for 12 months?

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Old 26-08-2011, 12:16   #2
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Re: Antifouling my prop

You can aply Propspeed by yourself, the fact is , propspeed only guarante the product if is aply by a propspeed contractor , i do by myself, just follow the instructions and made a good prep.
I dont think there is any other other product better, regular antifoulings dont work, just wash away with the prop rotation , try propspeed is worth your money!!!!
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Re: Antifouling My Prop

Have a look here for a variety of ideas.
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