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Old 13-03-2018, 13:50   #1
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3 blades folding props on a Volvo D1-30

In order to fit a cable stripper on our "promised Lucia 40", somebody can tell us what is (brand and model) the optional (OPT0571822) 3 blades folding prop FP is intalling on Volvo D1-30 ?
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Re: 3 blades folding props on a Volvo D1-30

Hello. Nothing available sold by VP. Not sure about aftermarket source
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Re: 3 blades folding props on a Volvo D1-30

Internet info seems to indicate that FP is using Volvo Penta three blade folding props as optional props for their cats. For more info straight from the horses mouth, why not ask FP?

Volvo Penta offers 2, 3 and 4 blade folding props for saildrive and straight shaft applications.

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Re: 3 blades folding props on a Volvo D1-30

Volvo Penta has there own 3 bladed folding prop that comes on most FP's from the factory.
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Re: 3 blades folding props on a Volvo D1-30

I thought the OP was asking about line strippers that might be fitted with the folding props from VP..........VP does not have an OEM line stripper available for the their folding prop hubs. I was just pointing that out.
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Re: 3 blades folding props on a Volvo D1-30

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I thought the OP was asking about line strippers that might be fitted with the folding props from VP..........VP does not have an OEM line stripper available for the their folding prop hubs. I was just pointing that out.
I believe “SHAFT SHARK” makes a line cutter for Volvo Penta folding props.

To determine the correct Shaft Shark for your installation simply supply the following

Diameter of the fwd end of your propeller hub and the Saildrive make and model and the model of the Saildrive propeller

Saildrive Models ~ Available as split units only
SS 585T ... for 2-blade propellers
SS 695 ... SS696 ... for 3-blade propellers
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Re: 3 blades folding props on a Volvo D1-30

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I believe “SHAFT SHARK” makes a line cutter for Volvo Penta folding props.
To determine the correct Shaft Shark for your installation simply supply the following
Diameter of the fwd end of your propeller hub and the Saildrive make and model and the model of the Saildrive propeller
Saildrive Models ~ Available as split units only
SS 585T ... for 2-blade propellers
SS 695 ... SS696 ... for 3-blade propellers
Thank you Cotemar (sorry for the late reply because I had no advise somebody replied to my request)

About line stripers, I think it is useless to buy the most expensive one because a cat have 2 engines that have little chances to be catched at the same time... so the Shaft Shark is OK for the cost

I was also in the process to check if the Volvo optional 3 blades propeler was the best for a Lucia with the price FP ask for.
The EWOL is about the same price and it is a feathering one that is supposed to be better on reverse

But after reading real test reviews on propelers I have decided to stay with the Volvo one.

Surprisinly the Volvo is among or close to the best for the forward and reverse static pull, but I don't beleive this is THE BEST TEST, because the pitch (and blade attack angle) of a propeler should be according to the "incoming water speed vs RPM" which is very low when attached to a warf ... !!! so, as they have all been tested in the same maner ... all should be wrong the same way...

Am I right ?
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Re: 3 blades folding props on a Volvo D1-30

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Thank you Cotemar (sorry for the late reply because I had no advise somebody replied to my request)

About line stripers, I think it is useless to buy the most expensive one because a cat have 2 engines that have little chances to be catched at the same time... so the Shaft Shark is OK for the cost

I was also in the process to check if the Volvo optional 3 blades propeler was the best for a Lucia with the price FP ask for.
The EWOL is about the same price and it is a feathering one that is supposed to be better on reverse

But after reading real test reviews on propelers I have decided to stay with the Volvo one.

Surprisinly the Volvo is among or close to the best for the forward and reverse static pull, but I don't beleive this is THE BEST TEST, because the pitch (and blade attack angle) of a propeler should be according to the "incoming water speed vs RPM" which is very low when attached to a warf ... !!! so, as they have all been tested in the same maner ... all should be wrong the same way...

Am I right ?

Hi Falbala60,

a feathering prop is for sure the best solution to:
- Increase speed under sail
- Optimize speed and fuel consumption under power (e.g. increasing the pitch to allow same speed at lower RPM)
- Improve reverse power and maneuverability

These 3 points above are well known on the market and are valid for all brands of feathering props, in addition on the EWOL Prop we have improved what follows:

- Increased the blade surface to furthermore increase top speed under power and cruising speed against wind. On Lucia 40 we have had improvements vs standard props of both top speed and cruising speed (about 0,8 knots)
- Made a curbed leading edge ad opposed to a straight one (this increases efficiency)
- Increased the sensitivity of pitch setting so to fine tune performances (every step of pitch setting varies the regime of 50 RPM). there are 48 different pitches that can be set easily underwater in less than 20 seconds
- The prop's gears are enclosed in a gearbox to prevent fouling from jamming the prop
- Manufacture the prop with Top Grade stainless steel
- Added interchangeable bushings for easier overhaul after years of operation
- Integrated a hub puller in the construction for easier prop pulling in case of need (e.g. pulling the prop underwater)
- Added an EWOL rope cutter for S-Drive versions
- Integrated 2 parallel systems preventing from loosing the propeller, the safest on the market, never had one EWOL Prop lost in over 20 years of operations

All the above can be clearly proved with data
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