I am mulling over an idea for a propeller
antifoul and would welcome feedback.
A while ago I messed up the mixing ratio of West System epoxy
by adding a bit too much hardener. The resultant brew cured with good adhesion but remained slightly rubbery. The local West System supplier told me that it would remain a little soft and that the coating would slowly degrade over time.
I'm sure you can see where this is going.....
Why not mix in finely ground copper to an over-hardenered epoxy
mix and apply it to a propeller
? I have tried painting this mix (without the copper) onto stainless steel
plate, and it sticks like poop to a blanket. A normal epoxy mix sets rock hard and can easily be chipped off, so I am assuming that if the mix remains slightly rubbery ie flexible then adhesion is enhanced. I presume that I would get the same result on a bronze prop.
The whole idea is based on money
- I love PropSpeed but can't afford it.