" Calling all Featherstream Prop owners "

xeitosaphil

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Just taken delivery of my lovely shiny brand new Featherstream Prop.

Can all you owners of same prop advise what antifouling you use for your featherstream, and tell me if it works or not?

BTW, Excellent service from Darglow,, after many email enquiries with questions, I placed my order, sent them my old prop for them to see and check over, they made my new prop and sent it back within 3 days!!

Very impressed with their customer service, nothing too much trouble, a pleasure to do business with. :encouragement:

Thanks for any heads up re any antifouling tips,

Cheers,

Philip
 

DanTribe

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I've had exactly the same experience from Darglow. They are always helpful and happy to answer dumb questions.
Following their advice I abraded my new prop with 150 wet & dry and gave it 2 cts of Trilux. So far, after about 6 weeks, it's working and weed / barnacle free, early days yet.
One minor glitch I had was that I had to file the brass key down much more than I had expected. The prop stiffened up horribly when first fitted so it had to come off for a bit more fettling. They had warned me to double check this to be fair.
 

sailorman

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I've had exactly the same experience from Darglow. They are always helpful and happy to answer dumb questions.
Following their advice I abraded my new prop with 150 wet & dry and gave it 2 cts of Trilux. So far, after about 6 weeks, it's working and weed / barnacle free, early days yet.
One minor glitch I had was that I had to file the brass key down much more than I had expected. The prop stiffened up horribly when first fitted so it had to come off for a bit more fettling. They had warned me to double check this to be fair.
I sailed past you on Saturday morning you were moored below Clamp House
 

DanTribe

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I sailed past you on Saturday morning you were moored below Clamp House

Hi
Yes, we were having a lazy day "skulking" and waiting to see what the weather would settle down to.
We had already done Butt & Oyster and Ipswich .Eventually gave up and headed home.
On Monday we had a bumpy ride from Brightlingsea to Burnham through the Rays'n, seldom seen it so rough through there.
When is summer coming?
 

Tranona

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Trilux. Make sure you keep the anode and the mating surfaces completely clean. No different from any other metal prop, but not everybody believes it is necessary to antifoul, nor is it always effective. Another product Velox, has received good reviews as an alternative, but more expensive and time consuming to apply.
 

GrahamM376

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Instructions are to use a copper free antifoul. I'm using Dr.Barnacle, a grease which is smeared on cold.

The anode can waste away in a season but I now get 2 years by antifouling around the fixing bolts and into the holes. Plenty of contact area around the rest of the base.
 

thomd

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I also took delivery of a Darglow Featherstream this year. Very happy with the service from Darglow.

After reading several recommendations I have applied Velox antifoul to the prop. Preparation involved degreasing, sanding with 80 grit paper, applying velox primer before 2 coats of Velox antifoul to finish. Will know at the end of the season how well it has worked.

The prop has made a notable difference to boat speed when sailing especially in light conditions.
 

Pye_End

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Put Velox on mine a year ago. Will let you know next week how it has faired. Speed seems ok, so not expecting too much build-up.
 

Laurie

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I tried Velox last year on my Brunton, again after reading such endorsements, and meticulously applied (I would say that!)....but is was soon a mess and hadn't adhered well to primer. I took photos before and after for the benefit of the supplier, but they unsurprisingly suddenly became disinterested. Trilux for me again this year.........( Boat moored at Mersea)

I also took delivery of a Darglow Featherstream this year. Very happy with the service from Darglow.

After reading several recommendations I have applied Velox antifoul to the prop. Preparation involved degreasing, sanding with 80 grit paper, applying velox primer before 2 coats of Velox antifoul to finish. Will know at the end of the season how well it has worked.

The prop has made a notable difference to boat speed when sailing especially in light conditions.
 
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