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Re: Recommended Propeller?

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  • jhoagg123
    Thanks guys. I was tempted to try the hot lanolin, but since I had the Pettit zinc paint on hand I decided to try it. I will let everyone know how this
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      Thanks guys. I was tempted to try the hot lanolin, but since I had the Pettit zinc paint on hand I decided to try it. I will let everyone know how this paint seems to work keeping barnacles, etc. off the prop later this year.

      --- In J28Sailors@yahoogroups.com, sailingmaster@... wrote:
      >
      > I would highly recommend the Petit products.
      >
      > I am in in an "extremely fertile" harbor and the growth is
      > unbelievable. The fist year I had my boat, I was hiring a diver every
      > week to week and a half to get teh crap off the bottom and the shaft,
      > i still do later in the season.
      > I put on a healthy coat of Petit SR 90 ablative bottom paint last year
      > and had almost nothing on the bottom untill September. (I am told that
      > the bottom paint companies use my harbor to test new products...no
      > joke, we have warm water from the incinerator and power plant, the
      > local treatment plant recyles water into it, and there is an old land
      > up river...sounds romantic huh! LOL)
      >
      > JP
      > On Mar 3, 2013, at 7:14 AM, jhoagg123 wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Anyone sailing in salt water found good ways to keep barnacles, etc.
      > > off the prop and shaft? I'm going to try Pettit's zinc barnacle
      > > barrier paint unless there is something better. Thanks.
      > >
      > > --- In J28Sailors@yahoogroups.com, J STEVEN MCCLURE wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Thanks!
      > > > Â
      > > > Sounds like the way to go. $ 800 every 25 years isn't a bad deal.
      > > > Â
      > > > S
      > > >
      > > > --- On Fri, 3/1/13, sailingmaster@ wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > From: sailingmaster@
      > > > Subject: Re: [J28Sailors] Recommended Propeller?
      > > > To: J28Sailors@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Date: Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:58 PM
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Â
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > PS to my last
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > The new Martec 16 X12 was about 800 plus shipping. I had it in 2
      > > days from them standard UPS
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > JP
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > On Mar 1, 2013, at 8:51 PM, sailingmaster@ wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Â
      > > >
      > > > Call Gary at Martec.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > I think the original prob on the boat was a 16X14 and he
      > > recommeded a16X12 and its perfect.
      > > > My diesel spins up to 3400 rpm no problem, reverse is very good.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > there is very lttle prop walk if you accelerate slowly, but if u
      > > rev the engine in reverse you get a nice amount,Â
      > > > My marina is pretty tight and with a combination of foreward and
      > > reverse and rudder, i can spin the boat in a little over its own
      > > length (cockwise)
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > I priced out the gori and the martec was much cheaper, about 400
      > > dollars...there tons of barnacles where I am, and a geared prop was
      > > not a good idea
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > If you want to save a few dollars, I have 1sX14 the original prop
      > > size. Â My boat came with a totally awful fixed HUGE three blade prop
      > > > I bought this one on ebay and it needs to be balanced ( I found
      > > this out after the boat was in the water, and ended up biting the
      > > bullet and buying a new one)
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > This one is just slighly out of balance, but I was worried about a
      > > whole season so I changed it, I would sell it for less than what I
      > > paid and you could have martec or your local yard balance it.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > If money is not an issue, then go to martec. I can only say great
      > > things about them and their service
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > JP
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > On Mar 1, 2013, at 6:00 PM, mcclurejsteven@ wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Â
      > > >
      > > > I had hull number 62 hauled last week to clean the bottom as we
      > > start racing next weekend and the yard advised that we must have
      > > stray current in the area as my prop was severely pitted and the
      > > anodes were gone. We put two on last summer. He said it was "pink"
      > > when he hauled it out.
      > > >
      > > > Any recommendations on replacement wheels? I have seen some posts
      > > where some are too much, but what is just right?
      > > >
      > > > Finoa, # 62
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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