Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-01-2012, 13:01   #31
Registered User
 
four winds's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wandering the US Gulf Coast
Boat: 78 Pearson323 Four Winds
Posts: 2,138
Re: Free Wheel or Lock the Prop in Gear

Quote:
Originally Posted by captain58sailin View Post
Has anyone done any research on the drag of 4 blade props?

In posts #8 an 12 are links to this.

You may be interested in other info on Maine Sails site. Good stuff, well presented.
__________________

__________________
four winds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-01-2012, 13:17   #32
Nearly an old salt
 
goboatingnow's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 13,649
Images: 3
Re: Free Wheel or Lock the Prop in Gear

Quote:
I did have an issue once doing this when I tried to take it out of gear it stuck. Took some jingling on the shifter to get it to pop back out. We were sailing along at about 6.5 and I suspect it had to do with the force on the prop jamming something up.
yeah often happens , start it in reverse and then shift , rather then trying to free it stopped

Dave
__________________

__________________
Check out my new blog on smart boat technology, networking and gadgets for the connected sailor! - http://smartboats.tumblr.com
goboatingnow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-01-2012, 13:25   #33
Registered User
 
stevensuf's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Back in Scotland!
Boat: Gib sea 43
Posts: 840
Images: 10
Re: Free Wheel or Lock the Prop in Gear

or if you just slow down it will usually pop back out of reverse once the pressure of the motion is off the prop
__________________

__________________
http://nicnsteve.blogspot.com/

If the pen is mightier than the sword, then my keyboard must be a nuclear missile!
stevensuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gear, wheel

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
Wheel Conversion for a Tradewind 33 Martkimwat Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10 21-02-2017 11:13
How to Use an Autotiller Autohelm on a Wheel xluke Marine Electronics 5 19-12-2014 15:10
Prop Won't Go into Gear fsuhansell Propellers & Drive Systems 58 23-09-2011 06:42



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:52.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.