Seahawk – Slipstream Folding Propeller

Seahawk – Slipstream Folding Propeller

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The latest propeller in the Seahawk line up, first released as a a two-blade model July 2003, the SLIPSTREAM range of Geared Folding Sailboat Propellers. This range was designed using many years of collective experience to achieve three main goals…
1 – Outperform competing brands
2 – Provide a long service life, while being user serviceable without specialist skills.
3 – Develop an enhanced product at a comparable price

THREE BLADE MODELS NOW AVAILABLE.

  • 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 20″ diameter (down to 12″ as custom)
  • 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.
  • Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene thrust plates* on either side of the blades prevent metal-to-metal wear of blade on body.
  • Blades pivot on replaceable Nibral 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 1½”
  • Five-year warranty against material and manufacturing defects
 
Each propeller supplied with:

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

 

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