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  1. I want to replace my flimsey , whining and bent prop next year what make and size is best for my boat ? She is 60 foot Staffordshire with an Isuzu 42 I have read that 18x 12 is about max size I am afraid I am away from boat so have not got current size info to hand but it is a bit of an egg whisk . I have heard crowther are good props and some people wax lyrical about axiom but they seem 2x the price . Also need anti sing according to engineer as current one whines like billy o thanks in advance for your help
  2. My first post for some help and probably not the last! I have purchased a Kelvin J2 powered 64 foot NB that was always going need a lot of work in order to bring it up to a good standard, however it turns out that the amount of work involved is eye watering to say the least! The first item someone may be kind enough to help with is the prop - advise from a respected engineer who is very experienced with vintage engines including Kelvins, is that the boat is significantly "over-propped" and it is therefore planned to return it to the manufacturers which I believe is Crowthers of Bolton, to have its pitch reduced by a nominal 3 inches. So the boat goes into dry dock this week week to have the prop off, so I will hopefully know a bit more about it then from the makers markings etc but in the meantime does anyone have any experience of what would be a reasonable spec for a J2 in a typical 64 foot NB? Very grateful indeed for any advise. Clive.
  3. Hi. I have a norwegian displacemeant / semi displacemeant Tresfjord 26 boat and im thinking about chancing the propeller. 8m long (waterline is 7.4m) and 2.8m wide, draft is 1m. Boat weights 2500kg fully loaded. Beta engine is rated 43hp @2800rpm, prm 150 gearbox is 1:2,09. It says on beta's website that the right propeller for beta 43 with gearbox ratio of 1:2 is a three blade 18x12. Would a 3 blade 18x13 propeller be over pitched? What kind of propellers do people have with this same engine and gearbox setup and what is the achiavable max engine rpm. I dont want a propeller that is oversized and i wont be able to reach 2800rpm My current propeller is a vetus 3 blade 16x14 and im getting maximum of 3000rpm and at cruising speed my propeller slip is 40% Regards Henri
  4. I came across an old newspaper article dating from just before the war. It makes some serious claims about suppressing damage from a bow wave even when travelling at higher speeds. Now I know we want water passing over the rudder to aid steering. But has anyone ever seen any such design for a river/canal boat? Albury Banner 15th April 1938 SHIP'S PROPELLERS ARE IN FRONT. With two propellers under the bows, an experimental river and canal vessel has just completed successful trials at Mannheim, Germany. This new type of craft is expected to revolutionise traffic on inland waterways. In the past, the wash from propellers of ordinary craft has done colossal damage to river banks. The new vessel goes twice as fast as those with propellers astern, yet leaves no trace of a wave behind it.
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