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Old 14-02-2015, 20:03   #31
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Hi Jim & Ann, Read your post with interest re propspeed. I had my prop done at the last haulout at a cost of $230. Have you by any chance remembered the new player in the market place? Thanks Ian Lake Macquarie.
Let me query some friends... their memory is likely better than mine! But it was represented at the recent Wooden Boat Festival. Sadly, my brain was so overloaded that it didn't get transferred to the hard drive!

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Guess I will nip down with my snorkel gear & remove the bag from my prop.
Probably scuff the barnacles off too.
Or,I could wait til summer.The gulf of Maine warms up to 8C/45F then.
Would really like to find a good antifouling product.Thanks for all the suggestions folks Cheers/Len
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Re: Prop anti foul DIY

Our prop speed application is getting to 18 months now of weekend use and still looking ok. First time we have used it and we will do so again. From memory the yard guy charged about AU$130 for the application so fair value. Very interested in Jim's suggestion that we DIY. Will follow this up with our yard guy.

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Old 15-02-2015, 07:18   #34
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I have had no problem in buying Propspeed here in Oz. Enough for a typical yacht prop costs about 30 bucks even in this land of overpriced yottie things. Try a little shopping at boatyards that do their own application. They usually buy the stuff in kits that have enough material to do around 10 props. If you take your own containers I've found that many will sell you what you need, and despite all the BS some applicators spout, it is not difficult to apply if you read the instructions.

There is also a new player in the marketplace... name forgotten as of now... that does sell directly to DIYers. Not too much feedback yet, but it sure looks a lot like propspeed, feels like propspeed, and is applied like propspeed. Only the price is different, and to a small degree, the color.

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Oz is the land of Munchkins, flying monkeys, and kangaroos.
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Old 15-02-2015, 10:06   #36
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OZ.....G'Day Mate....Roos......Down Under....
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I'm sitting here at the boat show">Miami boat show chatting with Mike Date of Southern Seas Marine located in some place called Coomera in Oz. Nice guy but he talks funny .
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Re: Prop anti foul DIY

I recently put Velox Plus on our prop as an alternative to the boat yard charging exhorbitant fees for Propspeed. The kit can be purchased from Bulbeck Marine in Newcastle, Australia for A$375. You get 500 ml of primer and two cans of 500ml topcoat, this is enough to do 10 props easily.
A USA company PYI Inc supply the product in the States a bit cheaper than here in Australia, they also have a very good website re application and picture testimonials.
As long as the tins are sealed properly after use they should keep well.
I am looking forward to the results during the next haul out in 10 months.
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Oz is the land of Munchkins, flying monkeys, and kangaroos.
Correct, except for the bit about the kangaroos.
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Re: Prop anti foul DIY

Did some surfing last night & found

1/ pellerclean
2/. Ultraglidemarine

Cannot testify to their efficacy. the kiwi supplier will
not or cannot ship to oz & no ozi dealer.
Ultra glide ( look on utube)
Has a product called prop shield not the grease that
goes bye that name. It is a silicon product that
supposedly lasts multi year
Need to find out more.
The guys name is Marcus out of Sydney
Am awaiting return call
U can find his number in the utube video.
He also does an anti foul goes under the
name of ultra glide again meant to be
multi year. It is not actually an anti foul
But makes it very easy to remove fouling.
Again look at the utube video.
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Re: Prop anti foul DIY

Mick, I was talking to PYI today about Velox. Sounds good, I think I'll stock it in my store. I've been pleased with prop speed but I think I'll give Velox a try next time I haul.
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Re: Prop anti foul DIY

I tried Peller Clean 3 years ago on the prop following all the directions to the letter and got very poor results. Propspeed has worked well apart from the cost. What really gave me the poops about the Propspeed was listening to shipwrights working on another vessel and boasting about how much money they made from it. Remember if you own a boat you are obviously over endowed with too much money, in some peoples minds.
I have now put my trust in Velox Plus.
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OZ.....G'Day Mate....Roos......Down Under....
Thanks, guys. Kinda figured that was it but thought perhaps it may have been NZ or a particular spot down under. Accents don't come through with written words. Lovely place.
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Surf Wax, you can apply it underwater as well.
I did this one. Anti fouling my prop was not on my list of projects during my last haul, but I got out some surfboard wax and hit it. Looking like it was not as well adhered to the prop as I'd like, I got out my propane torch and helped it along. That was over a year and 3000 miles ago. I wanted divers to be gentle as the were cleaning the prop. No telling how gentle they have been or not. especially since I had forgotten to mention it more than once. But the last diver to clean my hull remarked at how clean the prop was.

Thinking that I was very clever, I hit my Hydrovane rudder with wax as well. Let it set out in the sun to really get hot and soak in. Not as impressed with the results there, but sure i didn't hurt anything.
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We have used Petit Zinc coat for years with much success. I have heard that zinc paint from a Home Depot/Lowes works just as good but I have not tried it. We are on the Chesapeake Bay, so I am not sure how it works elsewhere.
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