SailNet Community

SailNet Community (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/)
-   Maintenance/How-to Videos (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/maintenance-how-videos/)
-   -   Underwater Flex-O-Fold Prop Installation (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/maintenance-how-videos/86927-underwater-flex-o-fold-prop-installation.html)

Fstbttms 05-02-2012 01:32 AM

Underwater Flex-O-Fold Prop Installation
 

Goldfinger 04-09-2015 06:37 AM

Re: Underwater Flex-O-Fold Prop Installation
 
Cool. You made it look easy but only because you had all the right tools to hand when you need them. My only thought was the prop has no antifoul/propspeed, so the cost saving of changing the prop in the water might have its compromises.

Fstbttms 04-09-2015 10:20 AM

Re: Underwater Flex-O-Fold Prop Installation
 
http://www.fotolode.com/images/fstbt...compliment.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goldfinger (Post 2698057)
My only thought was the prop has no antifoul/propspeed, so the cost saving of changing the prop in the water might have its compromises.

Any reason the prop couldn't have been coated before installing it underwater? Ummm... no. http://www.fotolode.com/images/fstbt...s/rolleyes.gif

Goldfinger 04-09-2015 05:50 PM

Re: Underwater Flex-O-Fold Prop Installation
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fstbttms (Post 2698377)
http://www.fotolode.com/images/fstbt...compliment.jpg


Any reason the prop couldn't have been coated before installing it underwater? Ummm... no. http://www.fotolode.com/images/fstbt...s/rolleyes.gif

No criticism meant at all. Indeed I was complimenting you on your skills making it "look" easy.

I admit I hadn't thought about pre coating the prop (though it doesn't look like it in the vid) but all that handling wouldn't do the antifouling any good.

Still-and-all I meant it as a comment/observation which you have addressed, NOT a criticism. Sorry if you or anyone else took it otherwise.

ggray 04-10-2015 10:47 PM

Re: Underwater Flex-O-Fold Prop Installation
 
Doing this underwater would I assume require the bolts precoated with locktite. My props were installed at commissioning before launch,but even so, one of these precoated bolts worked loose resulting in a lost blade. Most inconvenient. The other bolts were loose, too.

Ever since, I have thoroughly cleaned all threads with acetone, and then liberally coated the threads with red locktite. Always tight 2 years later. I don't trust anyone else to perform this task.

I just say this to suggest you check those bolts periodically.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome