Off the Beaten Path
"It worked amazingly well. I've never looked back since!"
Viki Moore has been sailing since she was 8 years old, and soon hopes to achieve her dream of sailing around the world. Learn about why Viki will be using Propspeed every step of the way.
I’ve owned Wildwood, my Young 88 for 16 years now and have done most of the maintenance on her myself and have certainly learned a LOT about that along the way. I tried various techniques on antifouling my propeller, with sometimes disastrous results.
Someone recommended I use Lanolin one year which seemed to work okay for a couple of months, but when I hauled Wildwood out again a year later, the propeller was a mass of sea anemones and mussels! Never again! Luckily my friend Craig was parked next door to me in the haul out that year. He was putting Propspeed on his propeller and had mixed up too much so painted his leftovers on my propeller. It worked amazingly well; I think I got two years out of that first job. I’ve never looked back since.
I would definitely recommend Propspeed. I usually get at least two years out of each coating. I now get one of the professional applicators to come along and put it on which gives me peace of mind that it’s all been done correctly. A lot of my sailing is done around Lyttelton Harbour, Banks Peninsula and the Marlborough Sounds. The water is cold and not particularly clear, so diving under the hull to check your propeller isn’t something we choose to do on a regular basis. Now I don’t even feel the need to check the prop when I know that Propspeed is down there doing its thing!
"Now I don't even feel the need to check the prop when I know that Propspeed is down there doing its thing!"
South Island, New Zealand
- Product performance
- Protection against fouling
- Confidence and trust