Prop speed or other coatings - any recommendations?

For people who keep their boats in the water - any products you have used on props that assist to reduce growth sticking?

I have used propspeed in the past - I understand you can now buy it retail along with a few other brands (prop one/gold) - to be honest I find prop speed to be ok -but at ~300 bucks a pop (to pay someone to do props) I don't think its worth it
It retails at 250 and the process of applying it is not easy
lanoguard works -just not for long!


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Wax

Thu, 2019-08-22 13:50

I’ve seen a guy on YouTube ( Dangar Marine )Use a heat gun and a block of wax to treat a prop. Heat up the clean prop with the gun and apply wax which melts to give you a protective barrier. Cheap and effective in my books . 

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thanks mate - as a backstop I

Thu, 2019-08-22 14:14

thanks mate - as a backstop I will do that with lanoline - it works just doesn't last too long

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Try

Thu, 2019-08-22 14:37

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qiGXLDMsBQ

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Propspeed life

Fri, 2019-08-23 07:38

I get about a year from my propspeed.  Boat lives in the water, but we do 200-250 hours per year.  Bear in mind it does not inhibit growth, merely makes it easy to remove, so you have to use the boat regularly to get the greatest benefit.

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250-300 ! that's why you get

Mon, 2019-08-26 09:13

250-300 ! that's why you get a year :-)
and yes -same with antifoul -its regular use that causes the growth to come off - just lucky we don't have zebra mussels in Australia - what a nightmare they are