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Old 15-05-2011, 15:28   #31
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in a word, sex wax.

rubbed it on my prop last august. boat mostly sat on a mooring in a tidal river in florida since then. normally had to dive the prop every month to scrape lots of barnacles. this time, NO barnacles! a local diver put me on to this stuff.

thankfully we're finally heading out next week....
Can sex wax be applied in the water or did you put it on during a haulout? Sex wax underwater sounds dirty, but if it works I'll do it.
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Old 15-05-2011, 15:41   #32
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Our boat is in Florida and we've also had good success with Pettit 1792 Zinc Coat Barnacle Barrier. Follow the instructions to the letter...we got 3 years the last time before seeing a barnacle or two.
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Thinking about the Sex Wax idea, I'll bet a high temp cross country ski wax would work too. The soft spring waxes would probably go on underwater with one or two dives. Maybe Callahan's Slick Seam (the magical wood boat product from days gone by)? It's wax-like and made specifically to apply under water. Don't leave the dock without it and a cup full of sawdust on a stick!
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about sex wax.

i applied it underwater by diving on the prop and rubbing it on. i made several dives and rubbed it on pretty heavily.

there are different grades of surfboard wax. i used the 'hard' variety, which is used on surfboards in florida because it's better adapted for warmer waters.
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Re: Covering Prop Blades

we have used a BIG dry bag around the prop and shaft, since lifting the outboard out is impractical in our case... working fine so far...
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Off to get Sex Wax will try it!!!

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Old 23-05-2011, 12:11   #37
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Propspeed is very, very, very, expensive. Just a note that no one has mentioned......
Yes, but it tends to work. We tried using a cheaper knockoff version a few years ago (called Peller clear or Peller clean or something like that) with very poor results.
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Liquid beeswax applied with brush to prop when hauled out is supposed to work well,and a little container of cayenne pepper per gallon of bottom paint for the hull.Sounds enviro friendly.
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On the hard. Sex wax type of thing is going on one prop & Long life on the other. Will report on the results in due cause.

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Off to get Sex Wax will try it!!!

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Did it work? Worth doing?
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Jump in and clean the prop every week or two. Like many things it's simple if done regularly. Water too cold ... well ... it's a boat right? ... sail towards the equator. Look at the rudder bearing and thruhulls while you are there. Hiring a bottom cleaner on a monthly service will work too. But a month is a lifetime for some of the shelled pests.
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..." Hiring a bottom cleaner on a monthly service will work too. But a month is a lifetime for some of the shelled pests"

On hard now and was reading but no results were posted..... Going to be in the Fla Keys for the winter, was wondering if ANYBODY with all the posts had anything positive to say a year or two later.

Propak seems to be a positive finding. Two weeks in the keys seems to be a month+ elsewhere. Finished the prop just like I did 3 years ago. But I might put a bag over it when it's going to sit for a while. I do my own diving/cleaning. I could have waited another year to pull the boat, 4 coats of ablative 3 years ago and frequent cleaning worked fine.

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We could use some of that up here in the PNW.
It's been ten to fifteen degrees BELOW normal every day this year except for about four days!
FACT.
Did you not get the memo--it is now Climate Change, a much more convenient term.
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Propspeed worked great for 2 years between coats. But is a pane to strip and re-apply. And it cost $200 per can, but will do four props.

I will try this Pettit 1792 Zinc Coat Barnacle Barrier this season. At $22, the price is good.
Excellent Adhesion to Clean Metals, 93% Pure Zinc Inhibits Corrosion.

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Better price here, and no backorder issues.

http://www.boatstore.com/zinc-coat-b...oz-case-6.html

Just ordered a can. Thanks for the heads up on this. My prop and 1" driveshaft could use a good clean up.
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