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Propspeed

Postby Texdoc8953 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:43 am

Anyone have experience w/ Propspeed on IPS pod drives? I had a lot of barnacle growth on the pods and area of the drive flush with the hull.
Wondering what others experience with it is...
Boat is in brackish Chesapeake waters with weekly use during the season.
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Re: Propspeed

Postby ChesapeakeLover » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:26 pm

Hey Kevin -
I'm on Chesapeake too. Don't have pods, but use prop speed on my shafts/props/rudders. It lasts 2 years and I don't get a barnacle on the gear. Yes, it costs a little much but in my opinion it is worth doing it and not having to worry about the build up.
Having said all that..... I understand some of the new bottom paints can do the same for less $$$. I'm not sure if it works on pods.
So for prop speed - YES.

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Re: Propspeed

Postby Texdoc8953 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:59 pm

Hi Tim,
I'm on the Severn. I've had a lot of growth on the drives and some on the props. The regular bottom paint just doesn't stick to the underwater gear. I think I am going to go ahead and get the Propspeed done. Defrayed over 2 years takes some of the bite out of the costs so it will hopefully be worth it.
What's your boat?
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Re: Propspeed

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:32 pm

Quick check with the propspeed guys and they will give you the thumbs up or down on the drives themselves. I would want the buy off from the manufacture that it won't damage the metal on the IPS drives and the proper application procedure. There is a number of steps required, and its best for a trained applicator to put it on. You can do it yourself, but when you start stripping and etching the drives / props you really want someone who is proficient at it. :mrgreen:

It is great stuff, for the people that I know that use it on their traditional shafts and props.

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Re: Propspeed

Postby ChesapeakeLover » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:36 pm

Kevin -
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