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Old 26-07-2017, 07:58   #31
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Thanks Goneisland. Some people are afraid of trying new things. I'm not one of them and a giggle here and there is like water off a ducks back. It's the internet after all.
And some people understand enough about the world around them that they don't have to try every "quack" suggestion that comes along.

Magic Marker as prop protectant? Seriously? If it worked, someone would put the ink in a bottle and sell it to boaters without the rest of the marker.

I'll wait until one of the major magazines does a controlled test.
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I'm testing Turtle Wax on my prop. The green can.

I wanted a faster wax, like Barracuda or Dolphin wax. Couldn't find any.
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Question to GoneIsland: what color did you use?
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I'm testing Turtle Wax on my prop. The green can.
I think you missed it with the green can. It's all about the infrared light that is enhanced by the red marker. Normaly low freq light does not penatrate the surface of the water.
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And some people understand enough about the world around them that they don't have to try every "quack" suggestion that comes along.

Magic Marker as prop protectant? Seriously? If it worked, someone would put the ink in a bottle and sell it to boaters without the rest of the marker.

I'll wait until one of the major magazines does a controlled test.
And then there are those who refuse to understand that they don't know everything and refuse to try something new in fear that it will go against their high level of intelligence. If there is something cheap and easy that will control marine growth on my prop and keep me from having to dive and scrape it, I feel there is nothing to lose from trying it. Yall can joke all you want, but if it works as people have said it does including prop shops then who's going to get the last laugh?
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And then there are those who refuse to understand that they don't know everything and refuse to try something new in fear that it will go against their high level of intelligence. If there is something cheap and easy that will control marine growth on my prop and keep me from having to dive and scrape it, I feel there is nothing to lose from trying it. Yall can joke all you want, but if it works as people have said it does including prop shops then who's going to get the last laugh?
Remember, this is the Internet and every once in a while, something is posted on the Internet that is not true.

If I told you that a prop shop owner told me that grape jelly would stop growth on your prop would you haul your boat and smear your prop with grape jelly? How about Chinese mustard?

There are commercial products for this purpose but they are pretty expensive. If Magic Marker ink or grape jelly worked as well, don't you think some enterprising gentleman would have already bottled it and put it on the market at half the cost of what's out there?

And finally, I keep my prop bare. No marine treatment, no Magic Marker or grape jelly. I do this to ward off sea monsters. So far, it has been working. No sea monsters around my boat.

Makes sense doesn't it?
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I'm testing Turtle Wax on my prop. The green can.

I wanted a faster wax, like Barracuda or Dolphin wax. Couldn't find any.
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Remember, this is the Internet and every once in a while, something is posted on the Internet that is not true.

If I told you that a prop shop owner told me that grape jelly would stop growth on your prop would you haul your boat and smear your prop with grape jelly? How about Chinese mustard?

There are commercial products for this purpose but they are pretty expensive. If Magic Marker ink or grape jelly worked as well, don't you think some enterprising gentleman would have already bottled it and put it on the market at half the cost of what's out there?

And finally, I keep my prop bare. No marine treatment, no Magic Marker or grape jelly. I do this to ward off sea monsters. So far, it has been working. No sea monsters around my boat.

Makes sense doesn't it?
I also keep my prop bare unless she's going to be sitting and then I coat the prop in grease. No. Your post does not make sense. You are comparing fruit to chemicals. Last, I learned of the marks a lot from a fellow sailor and friend. Not the internet. I just asked if anyone else had tried it on the internet. Next..
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I also keep my prop bare unless she's going to be sitting and then I coat the prop in grease. No. Your post does not make sense. You are comparing fruit to chemicals. Last, I learned of the marks a lot from a fellow sailor and friend. Not the internet. I just asked if anyone else had tried it on the internet. Next..
Next is to ask for testing procedures and results. What you have is anecdotal at best.
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We need to be nicer.

Blue Crab... tell me how the Turtle Wax works out will yah?
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A beer sez crayons or grease pencils would be waaay better than Marksalot. Way cheaper too.


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Blue Crab... tell me how the Turtle Wax works out will yah?
Yep. I'm very hopeful my prop will be clean; it's been three months in hot water. I thought of using Blue Coral wax but coral is even slower than turtles.
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Yep. I'm very hopeful my prop will be clean; it's been three months in hot water. I thought of using Blue Coral wax but coral is even slower than turtles.
I wish we had Turtle Wax on the prop for our trip down CA, the turtles were everywhere. We hit more than one.
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I just asked if anyone else had tried it on the internet. Next..
I thought the gold mine that came out of this topic was the plastic bag idea. Easy to do in the water, sounds like it would work, cheap, and safe - even if you forget, how much damage can a garbage bag do? Good tip.
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I thought the gold mine that came out of this topic was the plastic bag idea. Easy to do in the water, sounds like it would work, cheap, and safe - even if you forget, how much damage can a garbage bag do? Good tip.


It does work of course, just I like to move more often that that.
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