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Old 25-07-2011, 06:38   #1
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Anti-Foul Grease vs Prop-Speed

I've seen the grease advertised in a couple of mag's, and though it would be nice to have something that I could easily apply myself. Anyone here care to comment on if it worked for them?

I paid for Prop-Speed last slip. Ha! What a con job! Prop covered in barnacles a few months later after a 2 week break without running the engine! Ran it at least weekly prior to that. Yes I'm aware you need proper application blah blah blah, which of course the contractor said he did. The local distributor was very nice when I called, promised to call me back. Yeah right.

So, looking for an alternative.

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Re: Anti-Foul Grease vs Prop-Speed?

tried Pettit's zinc spray can. So far prop is looking good half way through the season. Nothing has attached yet. not bad for $18
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Re: Anti-Foul Grease vs Prop-Speed?

I used Prop speed on my feathering props to good effect. 5 years since application and no problems. Nothing else would stick to them.

Like phantom I also use zinc spray on my fixed props. 1 year since to good effect. I just bought the $3 can of zinc spray at a home improvement store.
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I used Prop speed on my feathering props to good effect. 5 years since application and no problems. Nothing else would stick to them.

Like phantom I also use zinc spray on my fixed props. 1 year since to good effect. I just bought the $3 can of zinc spray at a home improvement store.

I love it!
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Re: Anti-Foul Grease vs Prop-Speed

I had Prop Speed put on two years ago. It worked amazingly well. I just had it re-applied durring my recent haul out.
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Re: Anti-Foul Grease vs Prop-Speed

I have applied Prop Speed on other boats with a lot of success. We tried Sea Hawks Hawk Speed and it failed miserably. This season we applied Barnacle Buster on the prop and rudder. The diver was just down on the boat and stated both look really good and after 1200 miles we have only lost a little paint off the tips of the prop. We are in Fort Myers Beach and in an area known for high fouling. The paint manufacturers used to test their paints here because it is so bad. So far so good. Chuck
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I have applied Prop Speed on other boats with a lot of success. We tried Sea Hawks Hawk Speed and it failed miserably. This season we applied Barnacle Buster on the prop and rudder. The diver was just down on the boat and stated both look really good and after 1200 miles we have only lost a little paint off the tips of the prop. We are in Fort Myers Beach and in an area known for high fouling. The paint manufacturers used to test their paints here because it is so bad. So far so good. Chuck
Googling Barnacle Buster revealed a product for descaling cooling systems and an additive for conventional bottom paint.

Are either of these what you are referring to? Please give a bit more detailed info on what has worked for you.

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Re: Anti-Foul Grease vs Prop-Speed

Here you go, Pettit Zinc Coat Barnacle Barrier
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Thanks for that, Chuck. I wonder why that works? I get lots of barnies and other stuff growing on my zinc anodes, including those right next to the prop.

Interesting!

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Anyone know if and where Pettit zinc coat barnacle barrier 1792 is available in Australia.
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Re: Anti-Foul Grease vs Prop-Speed

G'day, mates. We have had good success with prop speed over the last decade on our max prop and bow thruster blades. We usually get 2 to 3 years of life and then need to re-apply. Cheers.
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Re: Anti-Foul Grease vs Prop-Speed

+1 for prop speed
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Re: Anti-Foul Grease vs Prop-Speed

We're happy with Propspeed too, except for the ludicrous prices charged by some "approved appliers". I wasn't too happy with 100$ charged in Pittwater 18 months ago, but when the local chap here in Hobart quoted 250$ (this for a 17" three blade Flexofold) I decided to see just how long the original coating would last.

But I am not familiar with the anti-fouling grease mentioned by the OP. Could anyone provide a link for this stuff?

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We're happy with Propspeed too, except for the ludicrous prices charged by some "approved appliers". I wasn't too happy with 100$ charged in Pittwater 18 months ago, but when the local chap here in Hobart quoted 250$ (this for a 17" three blade Flexofold) I decided to see just how long the original coating would last.

But I am not familiar with the anti-fouling grease mentioned by the OP. Could anyone provide a link for this stuff?

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I saw propspeed in our chandlery here in singapore. About $350 usd for a pint! Yikes!
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But I am not familiar with the anti-fouling grease mentioned by the OP. Could anyone provide a link for this stuff?

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