November Splash with Shiny Props


My haulout was fairly boring, just how I like it.  Bottom paint, zincs, and the props removed for cleaning and balancing. I also had a couple of intake hoses replaced because they were looking a little brittle. Note that the term “zincs” often refers to aluminum anodes these days–these seem to last on my boat for about 18 months (in fresh water), so I’ll have a Diver replace them next fall.

In my last post, I mentioned that I always pull the props regardless of how they look. When I get the blade reports back, I’m always glad I do this even though it’s not cheap.  At least one blade per prop is usually well out of balance so I have them get the props back to “Class 1” accuracy. Having them look shiny and new is an added bonus.

Balanced and cleaned props back on

Balanced and cleaned props back on

My props went to The Prop Shop in Mukilteo but other options include Kruger & Sons Propeller, Olympic Propeller and Prop Shop LTD.

Splash Dance is back in the water and we’re really looking forward to fall and winter cruising.  We love visiting Kingston because of the fantastic lighting displays they do for the holidays. What’s your favorite destination for off-season cruising?

November 13, 2015 |

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