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Old 11-01-2012, 09:27 AM
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Has any one used these products one is much cheaper and easier to put on?
We have the Zeus drive the slightest amount of growth affects performance
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I have good luck with Propspeed. Not difficult to apply, but time consuming.
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See the pics below... the shaft and prop is PropSpeed after three full seasons in the water with no short haul. Liked the results so much did the rudders, struts, intake strainers, etc this past season. The results above are for the northeast waters... not sure where you live.... and I do keep my boat in the water during winter. Don't have any experience with Prop Armor...
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Thanks for the information
The Prop Armor is much cheaper and easier to apply.
If it works I will use it just trying to find someone that has tried it
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I don't have any experience with Prop Armor. Tried Propspeed once. I'm in SC and in southern waters the growth is too much for it in the warmer months. You have to run the boat on step at least once per week if not more to keep the running gear clean. Neither of these products have any anti-foulant properties at all. We have gone back to using anti-foulant paint on everything with much better results.

People up north have much better results like JamesDean above.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:50 AM
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Yes Prop Armor told me we have to spin the props once a month. That it is a foul release not a bottom paint. I think I will give it a try as I want to get the best performance I can.
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Trust me once a month won't get it done. Putting it in gear in the slip isn't enough either. You really need to get out and run it. We let ours sit for 2 weeks once in August and the growth was so bad the engines couldn't spin up enough to get the boat on plane.

If you have good results with the Prop Armor post it back up and I'll give them a shot.
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Ok will do I have to try something these pod drives are great but the props a sensitive to growth
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I'm in Fl and have used Propspeed the last 4 years. Boat stays in water all year. Run boat at least every two weeks. It will last about 1 year for me.
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Thumbs up Prop Armor , better than PropSpeed and cost way less

I run a marine restoration biz eastern shore MD, use Prop Armor on my clients boats..works great all seasons. I was using Prop Speed..too expensive. Everyone here is getting turned on to PropArmor..gonna keep using it. Im also selling it alot cheaper than westmarine..if anyone is interested let me know...i ship free domestic! u can use it on bottom paint as well
I use it on my own boat..all wood , she stays in the water year round..working out great!
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My boat has a lot of metal underwater - hydrofoils plus the usual stuff ( props, shaft, etc ). I keep the boat on subtropical waters, very prone to fouling. Applying Propspeed made a world of difference. I do have a diver wipe the hull and metal parts every two weeks. His life also got a lot easier, the metal parts only require light wiping with a rag.

I have no experience with Prop Armor, so cannot help with a comparison.
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We are putting on the Prop Armor its easy to apply and cheaper so we are trying it .Lets hope it works
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My boat was off Las Olas for 6 years and now in Pomp and Propspeed lasted over 2 yrs at both spots. I love the stuff
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Hey Scrambler
if you want Prop Armor I sell it...
.email me at dan@baywiremarine.com. happy to ship..domestic
I use it on my own boat and for my clients. Im in Marine Restoration biz. Eastern Shore MD. Bay Wire Marine LLC
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You should definitley try the Prop Armor . cheaper than Propspeed and does the same job !... www.baywiremarine.com

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The prop shop here in Fl that I use will not use PropArmor because he says it doesn't hold up in the warmer waters. I have no experience with it.
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Has any one used these products one is much cheaper and easier to put on?
We have the Zeus drive the slightest amount of growth affects performance
I put proparmor on our 36' last season.
I brought it from West Marine,it was recomended to me by an old buddy.
It definatly works as good as Propspeed.I didnt use it all and I can reuse it again .Ive dived under and Im very happy with it.Certainly worth the money.
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Default Proparmor

I just tried putting this thread up,but it didnt seem to go through,so her goes again.
We put the Proparmor on our boat last season after it was recomended to me by a good buddy.
I purchased it at West Marine.I didnt use it all up on the boat even though the sales guy told me to apply it to the sea strainers,so we can use up whats left next time.
Ive been under the boat and taken a look and Im very happy with the result,I wouldnt use Propspeed again.
Proparmor is a better product and it costs less.
Hope this helps
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We have put PropArmor on. It was easy now we just have to wait and see how it holds up
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We have put PropArmor on. It was easy now we just have to wait and see how it holds up
Please keep us posted since you are in warmer FL water.
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