Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Clean prop, strut and shaft!!
- Eric -Last year Hartge's used the Pettit gray zinc paint on the prop & shaft By August I was over the side, taking barnacles off the prop with a putty knife. The Interlux guy at the boat show says that bronze stuff needs to be isolated from antifouling paint, so I think the prep makes a bigger difference than the actual paint. I just used the Trilux in the aerosol can for outdrives, but the metal was primed & barrier coated first.Also you and Dick are right on the money with "RTFI" It's a variation of the labor relations term, "RTFC," C being Contract.Pete
On 11/30/06, Eric <sabre30_36@...> wrote:
I used the zinc paint on the prop and had the least amount of hard
growth I have had in years - no barnacles remained. Or maybe we just
had a light marine growth year at Hartge's . . .
Also, I think this was the first full year she was in the water since
I installed the galvanic isolator. I had more of my shaft zincs left
than I have had in prior years. And she was plugged into shore power
alot since I bought the new battery charger this year.
Sabre 30 #36 "Spirit"
West River, MD--- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Tollini" <pete@...> wrote:
> Solace came out yesterday, so I cruised by this AM to make sure the
> work I did last spring held up. Other than a dirt stripe around the
> waterline and a bare spot on the bottom leading edge of the keel
> the Bay, everyone finds the bottom) it looks as good as when it went
> was particularly pleased that the metal parts were almost completely
> even the Martec prop. I did the full Interlux reccommendation -
> primer, Interprotect and Trilux 33 treatment on prop & shaft and
> the Micron Extra for Trilux on the strut.
> There's a lot to be said for the "RTFI" approach.