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What is the minimum temperature Propspeed can be applied in?
Propspeed should not be applied in temperatures below 10 deg C, 41 deg F. It also should not be applied in extreme heat or humid conditions.
How long after application of Propspeed until I can launch my boat?
A minimum of eight hours drying time is required after the final coat. This is based on an average air temperature of 15 deg C, or 59 deg F. If the air temperature is colder than this, a minimum of 24 hour curing time is recommended.
Can I apply Propspeed myself?
For best results we recommend Propspeed is applied by a trained applicator. Your local distributor will be able to give you contact details, or your haul-out facility may already have an arrangement with an applicator.
Will Propspeed lose its effectiveness if my boat is out of the water for a period of time?
No, provided the only maintenance given to the parts with Propspeed applied is a light wiping with a non-abrasive cloth, the boat can be hauled and launched multiple times, or left out for long periods without affecting the performance of Propspeed.
What sort of maintenance does Propspeed need?
None. The foul release formulation is self-cleaning as soon as the propeller starts up. If required, a light wipe with a non-abrasive cloth will remove any marine growth. When hauling out, ensure the Propspeed is wiped down with a non-abrasive cloth before any marine growth on the surface can dry. Water-blasting, scraping and other abrasive cleaning will damage the Propspeed and eliminate its effectiveness.
How long does Propspeed last?
Propspeed should last at least a year, but many customers report another one or even two years service life. This depends on what sort of marine environment your boat is moored in, and how often you use it.
I’ve heard that Propspeed is expensive?
Propspeed may cost more to buy than conventional anti-fouling paints, but the feedback we get constantly from boat-owners is that it pays for itself. By keeping the running gear free of marine growth, not only does it reduce the time spent cleaning at next haul-out, but it reduces your running costs by increasing your speed and reducing your fuel consumption.
Is Propspeed environmentally friendly?
Yes.Propspeed contains no copper, tin or any other toxic substances harmful to marine life.
What parts on the bottom of my boat can be coated with Propspeed?
Propspeed can be applied to any metal part below the waterline, including propellers, shafts, struts, rudders, trim tabs and through hull fittings. You can also use the clear coat directly on plastic bow-thrusters and underwater lights.
How does Propspeed work?
Propspeed is a combination of an etching primer, to attach securely to the metal of the running gear, and a silicone top-coat, to provide an ultra-slick surface preventing marine growth from gaining a foot-hold.