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Old 18-12-2005, 19:24   #1
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Antifouling & sterntubes

Hi all.
We are launching our boat sometime next year & I have a question about antifouling relating to inside the stern tube & the propeller shaft inside the stern tube.
Not having any experience with this before I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on the subject, if it is necessary or not.

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Old 18-12-2005, 21:46   #2
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No you don't need to anti-foul in there. It's too dark and dingy for anything to grow in there. Plus it's too hard to get at to paint every haul.
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I agree, don't do it. No gain but much hassle. I've pulled many stern tubes & shafts over the years & have never had a issue with fouling. Painting does have the potential to block up any water lube ports for mechanical seals etc. which would be bad.
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That's good, I'll cross that off the things to do list. Thanks for the advice.

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