Fred Hutchison talks about what may cause vibrations in your boat. One of the culprits could be your prop. Remember it is a big hunk of metal rotating under the water, and a bent or worn blade can create a vibration.
Both the R&D Marine Flexible Shaft Coupling and Globe Rubber Drivesaver are designed to help isolate vibrations between the shaft coupling and transmission output flange and to absorb shock loads due to hard gear changes or propeller impact. In this blog Dan talks about key differences between the two.
In this blog post Jason shows us the differences between the old Seaview marine electronic mount systems and the new modular style mounting systems.
Here we walk you through the steps to properly apply anti-fouling to your hull.
Interpreting the feel, or back-feed, of your rudder is arguably one of the most important tools in your arsenal during a sailing regatta. This is the reason why many boat builders use mechanical steering systems that allow for as much of the “feel” from the rudder to transfer back up to the helm; mechanical systems such as cable, rack & pinion, and transmission systems.
Published 03/07/13 at 03:35pm
Here Fred Hutchison explains when to use either a 2, 3 or 4 blade propeller.
Published 03/06/13 at 02:57pm
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve cut myself on the tails of hose clamps and other worm gear style of clamps. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who has run into this problem. There has to be a simple fix to this problem! And there is, PYI makes these little rubber covers that slip over the ends of hose clamps.
Published 03/03/13 at 10:51am
PYI offers both self aligning and non-self aligning Jefa rudder bearings. Which should you have on your boat? What is the point of the self aligning feature? Why would you spend the extra dollars on it? Ian explains it all here, read more to find out which is best for you!