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Old 03-27-2018, 11:13 AM   #1
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Hi all! Just spent the last weekend antifouling the bottom of the boat but was wondering if people apply anything to the drive. Boat is permanently moored in fresh water and I've never done it before. (boat comes out every 2 years).
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I kept my first boat in salt water and back then there was a spay antifouling paint with tin in it but that is no longer available. Petit and Interlux both make a paint for outdrives.
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Old 03-27-2018, 02:15 PM   #3
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If the boat is in Freshwater, then no. Just make sure that you take a rag or a brush and wipe it down on a regular basis. Jump in the water with a mask and snorkle. It takes a couple of minutes.

If in saltwater, you would need to do this at least twice a week to prevent marine growth.

Things don't adhere well to the smooth acrylic paint, however they do adhere over time. The longer it's in the water the more growth will occur and the more difficult it will be to remove.
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Thanks for the help guys! At least that's one less job to do before relaunch!
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I've been using this stuff for a couple of years and it's amazing. It really works.
Eelsnot Running Gear keeps props, shafts, trim tabs, and all metal clean
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Interlux 33 is an aerosol for drives. Itís worked ok for me.
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Interlux 33 is an aerosol for drives. Itís worked ok for me.
That's what I used to use as well (I no longer have an outdrive). In saltwater I still used to need to dive one it and scrub it weekly. Barnacles clogging the intake ports was a constant battle for me.
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I try to go down every 4-6 weeks to scrape. What a pain.
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I've been using this stuff for a couple of years and it's amazing. It really works.
Eelsnot Running Gear keeps props, shafts, trim tabs, and all metal clean
Before retiring and moving permanently near our boat we'd have to do a short haul/scrape of the running gear about every three months. The props were basically 'squares' because of growth. Used eel snot last time out of the water - almost four months now with out any issues. Not sure if I can attribute it to the snot, or the fact we're out on the boat almost weekly now as opposed to quarterly.
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