Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Max Prop Anti-Fouling Treatment
We recently did bottom paint and used Velox on the prop for the first time based on good reviews. It is readily available in all the Caribbean ship stores. It is easy to apply but you must remove every spec of old paint from the prop. We had the prop sandblasted in the yard for $50 rather than do it by hand. Because the Autoprop has grease in it it must also been cleaned thoroughly with a degreaser before applying paint. Hope this helps.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Martinique
Two years ago I treated my Max Prop with Prop Speed to protect it from critters underwater. I asked Peake Yachts here in Trinidad where I'm hauled out if they could reapply the Prop Speed (maybe its Speed Prop) and they said it's no longer available. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to protect my Max Prop? One web site suggested I sand it down to bare metal (done), apply an epoxy primer, and then apply anti-fouling. For some reason it seems like that is not a great idea.
Anyone have any suggestions?
S/V Pacific Cool