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  1. #1
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    Default Lanolin on Prop as antifoul-- end result.

    After years of experimenting with various antifoul solutions on my prop I applied a liberal dose of lanolin this season.

    yesterday, whilst alongside a very glutinous mud berth at Maldon I examined the prop. Lanolin doesn't work! In fact it appears to have attracted a batch of critters along with all those relatives they didn't know they had. Crusty growth of about 1-2 inches thick.

    Ah well, back to square one.

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    Default Re: Lanolin on Prop as antifoul-- end result.

    Did you "bake"it on?

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    Default Re: Lanolin on Prop as antifoul-- end result.

    Just antifoul the props with hard racing, a couple of coats of epoxy primer first, rubbed down, then the hard racing, two/three coats, rubbed down. Does for me in the meddy, with a mid season scrub, but in UK I used to use black lead.

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    Default Re: Lanolin on Prop as antifoul-- end result.

    I have used hard racing or boot top for years and find it works fine. But now using the engine more I find it needs a top up mid season.

    Nick

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    Default Re: Lanolin on Prop as antifoul-- end result.



    Did you "bake"it on?

    and did you polish it first?

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    Default Yes it does

    I have now used it for 2 years. results
    2002 - slight growth of fine weed - no barnacles - (by mid august.) Sept to October boat in fresh water - so when slipped prop is totally clean.

    2003 - Launched march - Mid september (yesterday)- some fine short weed, but no barnacles.

    Did you really polish up the prop first? when you applied the lanolin did you apply it with a blow torch?

    Not perfect - but I have tried everything from black lead (no good), boot topping - (came off)

    The fine weed that is on the prop seems to have no (or little) effect on performance. Area is Plymouth.

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    Default Re: Lanolin on Prop as antifoul-- end result.

    They say if you mix pepper, curry paste and other 'hot' stuff in it - it makes the b----ds think twice !!!!

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    Default Re: Yes it does

    I agree with chrisrobb - I put lanolin on my prop this spring, polished the prop and then 'baked' it on with a blow torch, had a midseason scrub at the end of July - prop was nigh on perfect. I had very slight weed but thats all.
    Bottopping no good; A/f No good, just polished - no good, so from now on its Lanolin for me!! Obtainable from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.baldwins.co.uk>http://www.baldwins.co.uk</A>
    The tub I bought will last for several seasons. You can also get it from yur local Chandlery as "Prop-Protector", more expensive for half the quantity!!

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    Default Re: Yes it does

    We bought lanolin from our village chemist,
    can someone please explain how we bake it on-ours is a hard grease that we rubbed onto the polishe propellor-what else were we supposed to do?

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    Default Re: Yes it does

    warm with blowtorch until it melts on the props to a nice smooth coating then leave to cool..............

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