Cruisers Forum

  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 24-11-2015, 01:10   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yacht Marin Marmaris - Turkey
Boat: Moody 44
Posts: 25
Send a message via Skype™ to winckyst
Folding Prop - Volvo Penta

Can any one please guide me trough this:
A friend offer a new folding prop made by Volvo Penta (as new with nearly no money...) .
it was belong to a Beneteau 41 2004 Celebration, with a Volvo D2 55hp engine with a sail drive.
S/N shown on the blades : Volvo 3583407
S/N shown on the hub: VolvoPenta 3584249

How can i know for sure if this will fit my Moody 44 1994 (volvo penta MD22L-A with shaft drive 1 1/4' -31.8mm in diameter)?
Currently my Moody got the standard original prop and i know many owner got in troubles trying replace the prop to a different one but some other were very happy from the folding once they found the right size.
I really don't want to make bad moves to something that works well right now - but understand the (many) good benefits of the folding prop.
Thanks for your good advice
winckyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-11-2015, 06:47   #2
Registered User
colemj's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Presently on US East Coast
Boat: Manta 40 "Reach"
Posts: 10,107
Images: 12
Re: Folding Prop - Volvo Penta

The sail drive hub will not fit a shaft drive at all. You can use the blades, but you will need to buy another hub that fits your shaft.


You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
colemj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-11-2015, 09:21   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,314
Re: Folding Prop - Volvo Penta

The D2-55 engine developes 55 hp @ 3000, and the MD22L developes 50hp @ 3000 rpm, so the power and rpm of both engines is fairly close. The gear ratio of the saildrive that came with the D2-55 is 2.2:1 , but we don't know what ratio transmission is fitted to your engine.

What you need to do is find out what your transmission reduction ratio is. If it's fairly close to 2.2:1, then there is a good chance that the blades could be used on your engine successfully. Most likely the blade set is a left hand rotation, and if your transmission is an MS2 model, then it can be rotated either left hand or right hand with no problem. However in any event you need to determine the rotation of the blades and be sure that your transmission can accomidate that rotation with the correct ( or close) reduction ratio.

Then, as mentioned by colemj, you will have to source a hub kit to fit the shaft size in your boat.

DougR is offline   Reply With Quote

penta, volvo

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
volvo penta 3 blade folding propeller dropping blades fordna Propellers & Drive Systems 1 13-05-2014 03:52
Lavezzi 40: Volvo 3-blade folding prop with D1-30? Lavezzi40 Fountaine Pajot 12 31-01-2014 19:50
Volvo 3-blade folding prop zinc earthbm Propellers & Drive Systems 4 05-06-2013 08:13
Volvo Folding Prop has 'fallen off' capbuckandpippy Propellers & Drive Systems 14 02-09-2012 09:30
The Folding Volvo Penta Prop Gilm Propellers & Drive Systems 1 17-05-2010 22:23

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:20.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.