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#1 lateral


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:35 PM

Just reco'd a KP & want to foul release coat new blades.

Any recommendations?

Not keen on untold coats of primers & tc's.

Its probly only a sq ft.

Just 2x coats  max and install.

I believe zytel takes paint well.

Or, just clean regularly.

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#2 Island Time

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:00 PM

I just paint mine with the same antifouling thats on the saildrive. Works ok...

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:09 PM

We use prop speed on ours. You don't need to prime the blades, just put the slippery coat on. Think if you are doing the metal components they need to be primed.

Prop speed works well. We can get barnacles if we don't use the boat that often.

We use Max Wax on the prop shaft now, just as good as anything, that wont work on the blades.


Prop speed is available for DIY application and in suitably small packs now. There is also a knock off brand with an equivalent sounding name that is basically the same.

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#4 harrytom


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:33 PM

I just used antifoul what is on hull and just prior to launching gave a coat lanolin,have been told when finished with boat,mooring/marina just to give it a quick flick in reverse??keeps blades opened and stop barnies growing around bush,remains to be seen.

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#5 Priscilla II

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:00 PM

Been using Propspeed for a while now and my verdict is a bloody great product but not cheap.

Burnsco small prop pack $200.00

Tempted to give this grease a go sometime.

Beauty of this approach is you can just slap a coat on in the water...


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#6 ex Elly

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 02:16 PM

That Henley one is just lanolin.

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