Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-04-2012, 17:08   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Courtenay, BC, Canada
Boat: Brent Swain design 36' steel sloop
Posts: 62
Images: 2
Nylon Propellors

Today I was researching alternate propellor sources and I came across this site that lists various manufacturers in China--including a couple that make nylon propellors as "an ideal replacement for bronze propellors." Anybody have any experience with nylon propellors?? Have asked for a quote and will let you know what happens. My reason for interest is that I am assuming they will be quite a bit cheaper--and if they work then it might be a good idea or maybe dumb idea 3,456,789 ?? Thought appreciated, MarkH

Boat Propeller, China Boat Propeller, Boat Propeller Manufacturers, China Boat Propeller Suppliers
sunbear1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 10:36   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario
Boat: 5 m Bolger runabout, plus a Starwind 860 power tri under construction
Posts: 248
Re: Nylon Propellors

As usual, it depends on the manufacturer.

Propellers made of nylon and various fibre-reinforced composites have been around for a while. There are many reputable manufacturers who recommend them. Volvo Penta, for example, sells their Type X prop , made of glass-reinforced nylon, for use with engines as large as the 5.7 L small-block V8. ( )

Any good idea is bound to spurn cheap knock-offs. There are undoubtedly many easily breakable, short-lived plastic props being peddled all over the Internet along with the good ones. Unless you know the manufacturer's reputation, it might be hard to tell the difference.
Matt Marsh
marshmat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 20:42   #3
Eternal Member
Chief Engineer's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: North of Baltimore
Boat: Ericson 27 & 18' Herrmann Catboat
Posts: 3,798
Re: Nylon Propellors

Plastic props aren't as repaiable as bronze

I have seen many a plastic prop with big chunks out of the leading edge
Chief Engineer is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nylon Deck Fills Building a boat Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 5 01-12-2011 22:40
For Sale: 225' of 3/4" Nylon Rode and 40' of Chain and 160' of Mega Plait captsam54 Classifieds Archive 3 30-11-2011 06:47
Can You Dye a Nylon Sail ? cburger Construction, Maintenance & Refit 8 16-09-2011 12:17
For Sale: 200' Nylon 3-Strand Rode DCGSAILING Classifieds Archive 3 04-07-2011 12:42
Rolling Hitch Nylon Rode Snubber ? alaskadog Anchoring & Mooring 46 26-05-2011 20:29

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:00.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.