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Slipstream Folding Propellers

Choose FEATHERING for HEAVY DUTY Commercial and Charter use

The latest propeller in the Seahawk line up, first released as a two-blade model July 2003, the SLIPSTREAM range of Geared Folding Sailboat Propellers.

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  • Geared design keeps blades synchronized, allowing the blades to fold back properly regardless of the propeller position, even at low speeds - No crawling into the bilge to position the shaft when racing
  • Sizes from 14 to 18 inches diametre
  • All Stainless Steel construction for superior life using low carbon 316L grade stainless steel. Being a similar metal as most prop shafts it is less likely to promote electrolysis which is the most common cause of prop failure.
  • Large Blade area for excellent thrust, with unique blade geometry resulting in a smoother and more reliable opening of the blades, particularly when shifting into reverse, whilst travelling forward.
  • Polyethylene thrust plates* on either side of the blades prevent metal-to-metal wear of blade on body.
  • Blades pivot on replaceable Bronze bushes*, these can be easily pressed out and replaced, compared to the traditional over sizing or welding/redrilling
  • Easily replaced Polyurethane Bump-Stop Pads reduce the clunk of the blades hitting the stop faces when shifting into forward, plus eliminates the wear on the back of the blades and the body
  • Blade pivot pins* are double screwed* at BOTH ends for increased security of blades
  • All wear components are user-serviceable, self-service kits are available for when the time comes to refurbish the propeller (items with * are included in the kit)
  • Available to suit shafts from 7/8 to 1-1/2 inches diametre. Note ! most shaft threads need to be cut shorter to fit propeller nut.
  • Five-year non Commercial/Charter use Warranty against material and manufacturing defects
  • Geared design keeps blades synchronized, allowing the blades to fold back properly regardless of the propeller position, even at low speeds.
  • Sizes from 14 to 18 diametre
  • All Stainless Steel construction for superior life using low carbon 316L grade stainless steel. Being a similar metal as the internal components and shaft of saildrive units, it is less likely to promote electrolysis, the most common cause of prop failure
  • Large Blade area for excellent thrust, with unique blade geometry resulting in a smoother and more reliable opening of the blades, particularly when shifting into reverse, whilst travelling forward.
  • Polyethylene thrust plates* on either side of the blades prevent metal-to-metal wear of blade on body.
  • Blades pivot on replaceable Bronze bushes*, these can be easily pressed out and replaced, compared to the traditional over sizing or welding/redrilling
  • Easily replaced Polyurethane Bump-Stop Pads reduce the clunk of the blades hitting the stop faces when shifting into forward, plus eliminates the wear on the back of the blades and the body
  • Blade pivot pins* are double screwed* at BOTH ends for increased security of blades
  • All wear components are user-serviceable, self-service kits are available for when the time comes to refurbish the propeller (items with * are included in the kit)
  • Saildrive models feature fail-safe cushion hubs, with integrated safety stops.
  • The user can easily replace the cushion hub, although it is unlikely it will ever wear out.
  • Five-year non Commercial/Charter use Warranty against material and manufacturing defects
  • Unique shaft nut and locking screw arrangement prevents the propeller nut from working loose, a traditional problem with saildrives often leading to propeller loss.

Each propeller supplied with:

  • Comprehensive instructions
  • Hex key for pivot pin and locking screws
  • Two types of Loctite to secure all screws and nuts
  • Stainless steel shaft nut and key

Each propeller supplied with:

  • Comprehensive instructions
  • 2 hex keys for pivot pin and locking screws
  • Loctite to secure pivot pin screws
  • Stainless steel locking wire
  • Stainless steel shaft nut and locking screw

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Seahawk Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter, modify, correct or replace and design specifications without prior notice. All dimensions are approximate only.