Hello. My new sailing cat fitted with 3GM30s and SD20 saildrives had some dismantled volvo 3 blade
folders on board. So I done them all up ready to fit to the boat on the haulout and they seemed very loose on the splines so I had to reuse the fixed 3 blade
The odd thing is, if they don't fit why where they on the boat?
Is it possible that the splines are flogged out? They slide on OK but the play seems excessive to me. I could really rock them around and they slid back far enough to hit the zincs on the sail drives.
I want folders on this boat and they cost around $6,000 to replace. So I wonder if I can get them to work? I have been told they should fit.
Any suggestions on what is going on?
Also, the folders are left and right, and the fixed props are both left. But as far as I am aware its no prob to reverse the direction on a SD20?