Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-02-2012, 09:09   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cruising the Med
Boat: Farr 50
Posts: 49
Flexofold Propellor Tuning in Maryland ?

Hi - I have a flexofold prop on my Farr 50 and I was wondering if anyone has ever had one of these tuned/balanced etc. I feel as though I am getting a little more vibration than usual when motoring... THanks, John
__________________

johnandtessa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 10:57   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2003
Boat: Dragonfly 1000 trimaran
Posts: 6,879
Re: Flexofold propellor tuning in Maryland?

Is it clean? Barnacles etc? Shaft straight? Engine aligned?
We need more info.
__________________

senormechanico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 11:03   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cruising the Med
Boat: Farr 50
Posts: 49
Re: Flexofold propellor tuning in Maryland?

Pretty sure the other variables are ok. I just thought that periodic tuning of props was pretty standard but I was wondering if anyone has experience with folding ones. It has been on the boat for a decade with out any adjustment. The flexofold site offers very little help in terms of prop tuning and recommended maintenance. Thanks, John
johnandtessa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-02-2012, 03:22   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bahamas to Maine
Boat: (Sold 2018) 47' Alwoplast Crowther Catamaran
Posts: 43
Re: Flexofold propellor tuning in Maryland ?

John,

I have two large 10 year old flexofold props and also experienced vibration issues. It ended up being other factors in my case. (shaft slightly bent by lobster trap line and bearing issues) Not sure if this is helpful but the props ended up being fine.

Sailor Vee
abacos
__________________
"We're all here,
because we're not all there."
Sailor Vee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-02-2012, 14:48   #5
Registered User
 
SV Demeter's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cruising Eastern Caribbean
Boat: Taswell 49 and for sale Wauquiez Amphitrite 43- Demeter
Posts: 1,190
Re: Flexofold propellor tuning in Maryland ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnandtessa View Post
Hi - I have a flexofold prop on my Farr 50 and I was wondering if anyone has ever had one of these tuned/balanced etc. I feel as though I am getting a little more vibration than usual when motoring... THanks, John

Try giving this guy a call.

Gps Marine
  • (410) 798-7408
Speak with Keith. He is very good a tuning props of all sorts and very fair on pricing. His shop is in Holiday Point Marina in Edgewater, MD.
SV Demeter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-02-2012, 23:29   #6
Moderator
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 16,528
Re: Flexofold propellor tuning in Maryland ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnandtessa View Post
Hi - I have a flexofold prop on my Farr 50 and I was wondering if anyone has ever had one of these tuned/balanced etc. I feel as though I am getting a little more vibration than usual when motoring... THanks, John
Our Flexo has 8 years and about 2400 hours on it. No noticeable changes in performance or vibration. Just examined it whilst slipped and it is still in excellent condition... no play in the blades, gears still tight, and when freshly lubed the blades fall open from their own weight. A great bit of kit!

Cheers,

Jim
__________________

__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Port Cygnet again, freezing our bums off.
Jim Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Maryland, maryland

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Kids In the Cruisers & Sailing Photo Gallery - Is It Just Me? deckofficer Our Community 84 30-11-2012 13:55
Why We Don't Leave Our Boat Plugged In SV Demeter Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 32 07-03-2012 21:51
1917 Herreshoff Found in NH Soundbounder General Sailing Forum 2 06-03-2012 08:54
Explanation for the Increase in Multihull Popularity deckofficer Multihull Sailboats 284 28-02-2012 22:18
Pass the International Boat license in Australia to use it in Europe Le-Blond Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 15 27-02-2012 22:54

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:15.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.