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Any magic coating to keep critters off plastic props?

Discussion in 'Props, Shafts & Seals' started by Norseman, Jul 16, 2020.

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  1. Norseman

    Norseman Senior Member

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    Ha, some of us may have the future behind us, but will consider it if the technology comes down to us guys buying $85 plastic props.:confused:

    Speaking of future props:
    The Sharrow Marine props looks real interesting: Like an airplane with winglets, big savings in fuel as the efficiency goes up.

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  2. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    Silicone is only about $5. dot dot dot dot...
  3. Norseman

    Norseman Senior Member

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    Nah, not yet, too much work. Will go with a spray product, hopefully, Magic.;)
  4. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    Just use it in each direction for about 5 seconds, weekly.
  5. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Please keep us up on this.
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    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Lots of our boat baby sitting included running the thrusters real vigorously while on the dock every two weeks.
    The divers were all so happy. They just rubbed the last of the stuff away without any scrappers, vs the rest of the boat...
  7. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    There was another YF thread on this. I am feared the new proud owner (sucker) did not follow up with us.
    Still waiting for the Popeil (Ronco) ads on T V. Prop-O-Matic..
    With the T V code below, get free shipping and handling..
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  8. rtrafford

    rtrafford Senior Member

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    I'm running an experiment with prop speed. I coated both the tunnel and the props with it this round, and I'll try to remember to share outcomes. So, thus far the stuff is on the shafts, props, rudders, and tab bottoms...and now along with the thruster tunnel and props.
  9. Capt Ralph

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    Yes, Please keep us up.
    crc
  10. Alan Oakley

    Alan Oakley New Member

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    I've been using Pettit Vivid bottom paint on my and it has worked really well. I've been using in Florida waters for about 3 years. I did buy a spare prop from Vetus. I have that one ready to go so if my diver needs to replace it he grabs it and installs it along with a new zinc. I take the one that came off and sand it and repaint it as well so we keep a spare on hand.