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Old 11-12-2017, 06:59 PM   #141
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So-Cal waters have a lot of critters, especially in the summer. We are at 3 week intervals in the summer, and 4-5 the rest of the year.


Anyone use the spray on "Barnacle Blocker"?
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:22 PM   #142
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So Iím not saying that Prop Glop hasnít worked for you, but I think it is highly likely that because you used your boat over 600 hours per year probably has a lot more to do with your clean running gear than anything. Find something that works for those of us that only use our boats less than 100 and you would be onto something. :-)
I agree with you, that the prop has turned about 30 million revs per year and and that could account for the lack of barnacles. That being said, the inventors of Prop Glop invented it for boats which sit a lot. So our own application is suboptimal according to the manufacturer. At $35 for a stick, it might be worth giving it a try. BTW if you apply it in the water, it is recommended that you wear a full wet suit. Apparently it burns if you get it on your skin. Also, it takes a bit of practice to get a coat on the prop thoroughly and evenly. I do not have any involvement with the company. A diver in FL recommended it. I'm just reporting on our observations. YMMV.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:56 PM   #143
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Fletcher,
I have used Pettit “Barnacle Buster” and found it worked somewhat.

But you may actually have a different product called Barnacle Blocker.
I posted in the event you got the name wrong.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:05 AM   #144
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FYI if you look carefully at the contents on a can of Pettit Barnacle Buster, and then at a can of Rustoleum cold galvanizing, you will notice two things. First of all the ingredients are exactly the same. Second of all, the prices are very different. Many east coast boatyards are using zinc spray. Most are using the Rustoleum.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:21 AM   #145
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I canít seem to edit my earlier post. The Velox treatment was $96.00 for the half pints of etch and bottom paint.
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