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If you ever think about changing your propeller then going for a feathering KiwiProp gives a big advantage. The blades are made of a special composite plastic called Zytel. As a result you paint normal antifoul on them. Works a treat and remarkably it is still there at the end of the season.
I’ve had mine for 10 years now. Given the cost of some of these special prop coatings then the saving will go a long way towards the price of the prop itself.
Another advantage, as I found out a couple of years ago, is that the blades are individually replaceable by yourself at very reasonable cost. I had damage on a blade tip from hitting some underwater object. Removing the blade just involved knocking out a pin and replacing the blade with a new pin.