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Old 28-07-2009, 07:48   #1
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Replacement Prop

Looking for your advice on stainless/nibral blades re marine growth. I only have 12" & it takes little fouling to need having to clean the blades on present 2 bladed folding props. I operate in "warm" water.

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Old 28-07-2009, 07:53   #2
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My LIMITED experience with stainless blades in Qld. would suggest that stainless is no different to a polished bronze prop wrt to fouling.
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Rub your prop down with STP oil treatment. Let it dry some and coat it again. Works better than prop anti-fouling paint in my experience and it's a whole lot cheaper!

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What’s the possibility of having them electro plated with copper?
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What’s the possibility of having them electro plated with copper?
Have a look here Antifouling a Prop
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Stainless stops being stainless once you scratch it when cleaning the prop ;-) I would be lead to think that bronze, containing some copper will have some anti-foul properties by itself. Steel not.

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Well it is time to do something with the boat on the hard! Propspeed seems to be in general use on the larger props but I am unable to find anyone with advise on small props which would be turning faster.

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propspeed should still work for you.
There used to be a guy in Perth who had cooked up a chemical coating system for props (growth is terrible in the Sawn River), worked well but must have been pretty toxic because you had to handle it with heavy gloves
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