My god That is too much.......
i have found you AB Marine service
claim absurd and mislerading.
My erxperience: The service I have received from them was a bunch of misleading e mails costing me now in excess of 10,000$. I can show you the bills.
They don't know the product they are selling and the problems associated with the unique design of the AUTOPROP. Reading a couple of books
should help them but they seem to be very busy exhibiting in marine shows to learn what they are selling
Sorry that is my experience, and I would like to share with other fellow cruisers.
In my modest opinion as sailor and engineer
. MANY, I WOULD SAY THOUSANDS of yards all over the world can service this prop and many others even better than the AB folks.
ABOUT MY CASE
I'm still giving the AUTOPROP a second chance and my yacht will be soon in the water
again, so i can tell you if the AUTOPROP works or not for me.
The pic illustrates the works in MB 92 yard in Barcelona Spain
of ZEN my Hanse 531, The shaft is being entirely refitted due to the vibration problems of the AUTOPROP plus the real messy engine
This particulars can be followed in
refitting the shaft system Hanse
Thanks to everybody
Originally Posted by David Knebes
I have had a Autoprop for 8 years without a proplem. Was the prop serviced by AB marine or the boat yard? I could tell countless stories of problems because some boat yards do not have a clue about maintaining something as simple as a thru-hull fitting I can see how they could screw up a Autoprop. If AB Marine did the service I stand corrected. There is no good reason the blade would fall off if it was installed properly. it is a straight forward process with std acceptable fastening procedures. As a side note I have owned a fastener distribution co since 1985 and have been in the std and specialty fastener field since 1974.