Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-08-2015, 18:46   #1
Registered User
Akapeterc's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lake Macquarie, Australia
Boat: Hunter 44DS
Posts: 140
Reverse gear when sailing?

I was just reading some notes from the past owner of my yacht and they say put the gear shift in reverse went sailing because gear is not being lubricated on prop shaft. Is this right should I be putting the gear leaver in reverse when sailing and not in neutral and letting the shaft spin

Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
Akapeterc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 19:11   #2
Registered User
sharpey's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Singapore
Boat: Moody 376
Posts: 130
Re: Reverse gear when sailing?

depends on your gearbox...

This is ok to do on my Hurth HBW100
sharpey is offline   Reply With Quote

gear, sail, sailing

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
Reverse Gear while Sailing? weephee Engines and Propulsion Systems 35 15-07-2014 08:02
The Missing Reverse Gear Cherp The Sailor's Confessional 3 05-09-2011 20:54
Hurth HBW-250 Reverse / Idler Gear Bearing mofsubic Engines and Propulsion Systems 5 18-04-2011 08:02
Prolonged Operation in Reverse Gear StringBimini Propellers & Drive Systems 8 06-01-2011 04:12
Perkins 4-108 reverse gear box noise dancamp009 Propellers & Drive Systems 6 13-01-2009 17:35

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 11:27.

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.