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Old 29-11-2014, 10:25   #1
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Should Props Spin when Sailing SD50 Sail Drive

I am sailing in the Exumas as I write this post. Under sail with the engines off I can hear the props and I assume the sail drive spinning. I have folding props so I would assume that free spinning should be eliminated or greatly reduced but it is not. The transmission is controlled electronically not with the normal push/pull cables to the bridge.

What is the proper position for the transmission while saiing, locked in reverse free spinning in neutral or something else?

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Doug
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Old 29-11-2014, 12:29   #2
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Re: Should Props Spin when Sailing SD50 Sail Drive

I'd check the props first. Sounds like they are not folding properly.

Assuming they're Yanmars - they should be in neutral. The Yanmar advisory saying this has been posted several times on these forums.

Here's one such post:
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