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Prop Speed vs Prop One?

Discussion in 'Props, Shafts & Seals' started by BoulderGT3, Jan 25, 2016.

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  1. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    Fort Lauderdale
    NO. Yeah, why not make the yard haul it again for free and do the running gear?
  2. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    Satsuma, FL
    Other than grease (that I am not recommending), I believe there is no underwater apliable (non-poluting) products available.
    Here in Florida (USA) it is common for a diver to wipe or dust off our boat bottoms, service zincs and usually clean the running gear.

    Not everybody uses fancy prop & shaft coatings. Regular bottom paint will not last a long time on running gear during operation. So a diver is usually used to clean the running gear during his scheduled bottom wipe off.
    We operate in silty water. 32 inch wheels, 2.5 inch shafts, 4 struts. It takes the diver around 15 to 20 minutes extra time to clear our hardware during the monthly bottom wipe.
  3. menkes

    menkes Member

    Mar 13, 2007
    Aretsou, greece
    thank you guys for the advise.
    first I can't make the yard haul it again because I've already left the yard/marina on my way to the season sailing.
    usually I haul it every year and service it including pressure wash and antifauling.
    The hull comes out after a year in the water, swept clean, the prop. and shaft need very little very fine sanding.
    I think I leave it at that, and watch the status under water during the season.
    Although probably I'll not go back to the A/M marina next winter, I'll make them pay for their fault.
  4. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    We've got a dirty bottom and a bit of growth. Just relying on the quality of Merc's own paint and stainless to fend off a whole winter/spring amount of slime and snot.

    Cleaned up pretty well but there was nothing left of the anodes.

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