Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-08-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
magicbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 460
Keeping runing gear clean

I just hauled out for the season and in spring I had coated all the runing gear with Zinc Coat Barnacle Barrier 1792 and crossed my fingers.* I am happy to report that the running gear (main and wing props and shafts were completely clean.* We are in a high growth area and anything not coated* like the point where the keel hit the blocking or a around the stands, has 1 inch think barnacles.* It's nice to find something that works!

Dave
__________________
Advertisement

magicbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 03:04 PM   #2
Guru
 
Edelweiss's Avatar
 
City: PNW
Country: USA
Vessel Model: 1976 Californian Tricabin LRC
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,834
RE: Keeping runing gear clean

That's good to hear!!

I used it the last time I hauled out, about 2 years ago, and I had my diver replace my zincs recently and he said the same thing. *

I'm happily surprised, as at the time, I was having trouble getting my head around the $30 each for the two bomb can's of zinc paint it took to do both sets of gear.*

Larry B
__________________

Edelweiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 03:34 PM   #3
TF Site Team
 
Larry M's Avatar
 
City: JAX, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hobo
Vessel Model: Krogen 42-120
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,745
Keeping runing gear clean

Dave: How many hours on the running gear?* We're hauling out in the spring/summer and I am still looking for the perfect coating.*** Our rudder and rudder shoe are SS so Prop Speed is out do to cost.


-- Edited by Larry M on Saturday 8th of October 2011 03:35:08 PM
Larry M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #4
Guru
 
healhustler's Avatar
 
City: Longboat Key, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bucky
Vessel Model: Krogen Manatee 36 North Sea
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,181
RE: Keeping runing gear clean

When I got under my boat a couple months ago, I was shocked at the amount of growth on the running gear. Since then, I've had a reliable diver tell me that every month it is the same amount. He said I could do the coating, but I'd still be paying for a monthly cleaning anyway. I have to yank the boat for a couple of thru-hulls soon.....may as well shoot some of the zinc stuff on it. Thanks for the idea.
healhustler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 05:09 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
magicbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 460
RE: Keeping runing gear clean

I put about 100 hours on it this year. This stuff is simple to apply - just two thin coats. Much cheaper and easier than Prop Speed IMO.

Dave
magicbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 06:00 AM   #6
TF Site Team
 
Larry M's Avatar
 
City: JAX, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hobo
Vessel Model: Krogen 42-120
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,745
RE: Keeping runing gear clean

Dave:* Thanks for the info.
Larry M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 06:54 AM   #7
Guru
 
timjet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,905
RE: Keeping runing gear clean

Dave

I was not aware of anything that would protect the running gear.
Fowling of the running gear is a real problem requiring constant cleaning in tropical climates like Florida.

As recommended by interlux, I put 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of bottom paint on all my running gear and it was all gone in two months.

I'm surprised anything works on the props, but you can't beat success.

I'll give it a try next time.
timjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 08:50 AM   #8
Guru
 
City: Carefree, Arizona
Country: usa
Vessel Name: sunchaser V
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,372
Keeping runing gear clean

Two years ago I had PropSpeed put on my props. One year later, before any touch up,*this is what they looked like - clean. I am hauling out in a few weeks and will see what they look like after their second year.


-- Edited by sunchaser on Sunday 9th of October 2011 09:17:34 AM
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	sunchaser v img_1855[1].jpg
Views:	77
Size:	186.4 KB
ID:	3400  
sunchaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 10:38 AM   #9
Guru
 
Capn Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 899
RE: Keeping runing gear clean

Propspeed is a great product albeit very expensive. But a word of caution. If it is not applied under perfect conditions and exactly as the manufacturer instructs, it will fail and you will have spent a lot of money. Chuck
Capn Chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 11:35 AM   #10
Guru
 
Keith's Avatar
 
Vessel Name: Anastasia III
Vessel Model: Krogen 42
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,716
RE: Keeping runing gear clean

I'm a 2.5 years on my propspeed and still clean.
Keith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 06:51 AM   #11
TF Site Team
 
Peter B's Avatar
 
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Lotus
Vessel Model: Clipper (CHB) 34 Sedan/Europa style
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,670
Send a message via Skype™ to Peter B
RE: Keeping runing gear clean

All good to hear, as I had it put on last time out. Micron Extra on the rest.
__________________

Peter B is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clean Bottom-Clean Prop? Codger2 Power Systems 6 09-12-2011 07:14 AM
Keeping a Dinosaur Alive, the SP355 Dick Other Trawler Systems 4 08-21-2011 11:24 AM
Next Project: Clean-Up Dash Electronics Tom.B Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 20 04-28-2011 08:02 PM
Clean Props sunchaser General Discussion 1 12-29-2008 03:47 AM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012