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Old 09-04-2016, 14:21   #1
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Has anyone tried Eelsnot or Rustoleum hydrophobic coatings on the prop to help control fouling? Seems like they might work if the don't wear off too quickly.
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Old 09-04-2016, 14:54   #2
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Re: Prop coating

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Has anyone tried Eelsnot or Rustoleum hydrophobic coatings on the prop to help control fouling? Seems like they might work if the don't wear off too quickly.
This season I've decided to try Seajet Tripplepack - will know next summer if it works - the Hempel coating that I used last season is not working ...
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Re: Prop coating

I tried some Kiwi magic while in Kiwi land (aka lanocote, the magic, not the land). It did not do any magic - as soon she was back in the water stuff started growing on it as if nothing ever happened.

My best shot was when I applied soft AF over grey hard prop AF (the grey AF stuff was International spray can stuff, the soft AF was something generic). This combo at least lasted till the other side.

If you find a decent alternative, I am all ears.

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Re: Prop coating

May I be so crass as to suggest Prop Speed or its new competitor, Prop Gold? You know, stuff that was designed to do just what you want???

It costs a bit more than antifouling paint, but it works... fancy that!

We've cut the costs a bit by chatting up a marine service provider that will sell us just enough to do our prop... costs about 30 AUD,lasts a couple of years. Oh... you don't have to be some sort of neurosurgeon to apply t he stuff... read the directions an follow them closely.

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