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:
Hex key for pivot pin and locking screws
Two types of Loctite to secure all screws and nuts