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Gori Two-blade Folding Prop

Does anyone have a Gori two-blade folding prop or have a breakdown diagram? From Gori: "Sail-drive - The hub of the Sail-drive propeller is manufactured with a flexible bushing that absorbs shock and electrically insulates the propeller from the Sail-drive leg,. . ." What is the 'flexible bushing' and where is it located, I do not see one on my prop.

I will contact the local dealer (TB do you have a contact to speak with at AB Marine) but I wanted to inquire if anyone had experience with this prop on a Yanmar SD20 Saildrive, as this year I noticed some electrolysis on the prop blades; I have a zinc color on the saildrive lower unit, which is bolted to the saildrive unit forward of the prop,and it did not show unusual wear.
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I don't have a saildrive version of this prop, merely the one that connects onto the usual sterntube shaft, and I don't recall any flexible bushing...I do recall the hub slipped onto the keyway and I tightened and pinned the nut.

Maybe you don't actually have the saildrive model, but the "standard"?

For the record, it's a great and reliable prop for racing, but use Lock-Tite RED on those Allen key screws...
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Thanks Val, I did not think that there would/could be a non-saildrive prop on the boat. I did some research last night on the AB Marine site and there is reference to a two part zinc collar installed around the prop hub connected by four bolts into the prop hub, I do not have that either and I would need to drill and tap the hub to install, the only zinc I have is on the saildrive leg forward of the prop hub.
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Talk to Steve Armitage at AB marine 401-847-7960 or Geoff Prior
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Talk to Steve Armitage at AB marine 401-847-7960 or Geoff Prior
Max,
Yes..do talk to Geoff, he's the one with an accent...tell him you know me, Alex the guy from Portugal..I sail daily on his prop, the best thing I ever bought..he is an excellent guy and very very helpfull..he once sent me zincs and didn't ask for the money..I paid off course but he was very helpfull

Tell him I will call him next time I am in the US, thanks

Alex
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Finally, Alex, our boats have something in common! You can just make it out because the clean-up crew gave it a nice shine prior to launch:

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Thanks guys (Alex I called earlier today, before seeing your post), I have the 'old style' prop, the flexible bushing is internal and not visible upon inspection, also, I do not have a collar zinc, that is only for the new models. Geoff said it could be electrolysis, or, as I am on a mooring for a good part of the season, it may be barnacles attacking the prop, could have been at the end of last season, I cleaned the boat bottom late August and then I let it go until haul out, and I did not see what the prop looked like, I'll pay more attention this year.

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