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#1 Terry B

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:49 PM

Hi all, just hauled yacht today and prop is a hell of a mess - more barnacles than prop!!!!! - folding 2 blade, a cuppla years old. Was prop sped 2 years ago at the same time as anti foul - anti foul will go another season.

Any easy ways to get the barnacles off? I'm allergic to hard work. :roll:

 

I've read about Hydrochloric acid??


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:58 PM

Flapper wheel on a disk grinder - if its a metal prop.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:28 PM

Curious, how did you clean prop during the two years, if at all?
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:32 PM

These are good, don't damage the prop.

 

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#5 Terry B

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:12 AM

Thanks guys.

Splat - it was dived on regularly and water-blasted late last year on floating dock (Westhaven).

But, due to life getting in the way, hasn't been cleaned for 10 months. No excuses. :cry:

But I was staggered at the growth on the prop. Owned her for 6 years and not seen anything like it on prop - and she's been in the same marina all that time.

 

I'll try the flappy discs and those wheels today. If the feckin rain stops.

 

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#6 armchairadmiral

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:45 AM

Try Spirits of Salt
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Posted 24 October 2018 - 10:07 AM

With propspeed it is very easy to wash or scrub off the final coat. Do not waterblast or use scouring pad at all as it will damage and remove the the 'slippery coating'. My suspicion is it was blasted off hence the growth.


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